PAXYMER
Swedish group's halogen-free, non-toxic flame retardant now approved in the US / Paving the way for international cooperations
The “Paxymer” halogen-free, non-toxic flame retardant produced by Sweden’s Paxymer (Vällingby; www.paxymer.se) has been approved in the US. The patent opens up the possibility for international collaborations, the company said. In Europe, Paxymer filed for a patent for the material, which is designed to synergistically interact with existing halogen-free systems, in 2006.

The system of Paxymer, which is a spin-off of PP Polymer (Vällingby / Sweden; www.pppolymer.se), propagates a cross-linking of the polymer backbone. This results in lower heat release rates, less toxic smoke and non-dripping fire performance, making the burning behaviour of plastics safer, Paxymer said (for details, see also Plasteurope.com of 30.03.2012). Use of Paxymer does not impact recyclability, the company added.
28.01.2015 Plasteurope.com [230347-0]
Published on 28.01.2015

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