pinfa member Lanxess has developed an innovative PIN flame retardant, based on phosphorus chemistry, with low emissions (losses of the flame retardant from the finished product, or fogging) and low contribution to foam discoloration (scorch).
This new PIN FR can be used in flexible polyurethane foams (PUR, both polyether and polyester based), achieving VDA 278 (volatile organic carbons) and FOG (condensables) emissions standards. It contains no raw materials on the GADS (Global Automotive Declarable Substances List). The PIN FR can also be used in technical biopolymers, such as cellulose derivatives (e.g. CTA cellulose triacetate) in applications including LCD screens and electronics housings where UL94-V0 is required.
“LANXESS Launches Two Flame retardants for Biopolymers and more. Levagard TP LXS 51114 – low-emission flame retardant for flexible PU foams and biopolymers” https://lanxess.com/en/corporate/media/press-releases/2016-00050e/