Lanxess develops new flame retardant polyamide for electrics

By Myles McCormick
Published: Thursday, 12 November 2015

With the popularity of halogen-based retardants already on the wane, Lanxess’ new product aims to shift the market further away from mineral reliance, replacing mineral fillings with a glass reinforcement.

German speciality chemicals company Lanxess AG has produced a new halogen-free flame retardant polyamide 6 for use in circuit breakers and other electrical appliances.

The industry has, over a number of years, shifted markedly away from halogen-based retardants, which relied on minerals such as bromides and chlorides.

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