WEB EXCLUSIVE: New Valox PBT materials are said to overcome the limited mechanical properties of previous non-halogen flame-retardant compounds. Valox ENH grades from SABIC Innovative Plastics, Pittsfield, Mass., are said to help OEMs comply with EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) standards that are now being applied also in Korea and China. Valox ENH comes in unfilled and with 15% or 30% glass. Two more grades are also available based on Valox iQ resin made with chemicals from depolymerized, post-consumer recycled PET. Not only do these non-halogen grades offer good mechanical properties, but their electrical and flammability performance is said to be even better than brominated FR grades. Potential applications are electric cooling fans, relays, connectors, swiches, and fusers for printers.
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