Additives supplier Albemarle Corp. in Baton Rouge plans to launch a polymeric flame retardant later this year as the first product in a new Earthwise family of “sustainable, eco-friendly products.” All Earthwise products will have been screened for toxicity, bioaccumulation potential, and recyclability. Polyurethane curatives are expected to be the second type of additives to join this family.
The first EarthWise product, to be launched in the second half, will be called GreenArmor. Described as a unique brominated polymeric compound, it is distinguished from other polymeric FR agents in its high performance and broad range of applicability, says Albemarle. GreenArmor has been tested successfully in styrenics, polyolefins, nylons, and TP polyesters. It boasts high FR efficiency,
comparable to DBDPO or Albemarle’s Saytex 8010. It reportedly also has good thermal stability and is melt blendable, providing good flow and surface
quality, as well as good mechanical and thermal properties to finished compounds.
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