• 14:15-14:40
  • Zaal 20

Flame Retardant Thermoplastic Elastomers

  • Dipl. Ing. Dirk Butschkau
  • KRAIBURG TPE GmbH & Co. KG

If even only a few kilograms of a thermoplastic material catch fire, the spreading flames can easily cause tremendous damage. Flame retardants (FR) containing halogens were therefore frequently used in the past - but if a fire breaks out, these can have serious negative effects on people, furniture and equipment, and the building involved. KRAIBURG TPE is therefore continually working on consistently expanding its range of self-extinguishing thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) that provide halogen-free flame-retardant properties (HFFR). The materials meet the requirements of the UL94 V0 standard, i.e. they extinguish themselves in case of fire and don’t form into burning drops.