DuPont Performance Materials has published a 16 page guide to non-halogenated flame retardant (NHFR) polymers for electrical and electronics (E&E) applications. The stated objective is to help the E&E conform to demanding health, safety and environmental requirements.
The guide addresses legislation requiring plastics and elastomers to be halogen-free and flame-retardant, produce low smoke emissions, be recyclable, and comply with the WEEE and RoHS Directives and REACH. It also outlines key standards and tests for E&E industry compliance, including IEC 60335 and UL 94 for the safety of electrical appliances, EN 45545 for railways and UL 746 for polymers used in electrical equipment.
“DuPont announces new guide to non-halogenated flame retardant polymers for the electrical and electronics industry”, 22nd November 2016 http://www.dupont.com/industries/plastics/press-releases/nhfr-polymers-for-electrical-and-electronics-industry.html