Marc Leifer, ICL-IP, presented innovative FR solutions for polycarbonates and blends, considering both phosphorus and bromine based systems. He demonstrated PC applications with excellent fire safety at low thicknesses, while keeping high transparency and low haze.
The complexity of selecting the right flame retardant was explained, with numerous solutions performing differently depending on material thickness, blended polymers (PBT, ABS, PET, PLA) and affecting differently the material properties such as impact, strength, light transmission, moldability. Polymeric Brominated solutions without ATO (antimony trioxide) synergist show good performances in ICL SAFR® Hazard and Exposure assessment. Addition of impact modifiers improve mechanical properties.