TERNA MAG expects that the prospects of market growth for flame retardants will induce new developments in relevant materials and polymeric recipes, on the basis of optimum (technically and cost wise) solutions. This will be driven in particular by stringent regulatory fire safety requirements. Non-halgenated compounds will extend their applications in constructions and transportation, supported by new developments in polymer resins and in manufacturing processes. Future trends towards smart materials and 3D printing will drive PIN FR technologies in these fields. Conventional applications will be served by suitable combinations of PIN FRs, to reduce costs whilst maintaining physical properties. These developments require R&D activities into functional fillers and investment in new equipment. TERNA MAG carries out in-house testing and supports customers in implementation. For post-use recycling, challenges are compatibility between different synergists and polymers, and cooperation is needed between recyclers, resin producers, additive suppliers and compounders to develop operational processes.
TERNA MAG S.A. is part of the GEK TERNA Group, which operates worldwide with 5 000 staff and has a leading position in Greece in construction and infrastructure, renewable energy resources, clean energy production & supply and industrial minerals. TERNA MAG S.A. is active the production and supply of various magnesium products, exploiting the magnesite deposits on the island of Euboea, Greece. www.ternamag.com