Flame Retardants For Plastics

On 27-28 may, 2008 in Essen fires about 600 people in Germany come HDT specialized event per year to death and about 6000 people are injured. The economic damage is moving in the range of several billion euro per year. Fire safety is important, especially for many flammable plastics, when used indoors, for example in large quantities or are used in electrical appliances and installations in the vicinity of potential electrical ignition sources. “Reason enough for the Haus der Technik in Essen, on 27-28 may, 2008 a seminar modern flame retardants for plastics” to offer. This seminar is an introduction to the chemistry and function of flame retardants. Illustrated the technical possibilities for different polymers, because the combustion of plastics is a process which is essential operations in the area of the polymer surface. The supply of heat energy from the ignition source first softening, then leads to the decomposition of the resin.

In chemical reactions in energy consumption this decomposition zone, which lead to the charring and/or the release of non-flammable and combustible gases (pyrolysis). The latter are crucial for the course of fire, since they ignite in the mixture with oxygen, resulting in the actual appearance of the fire develops. Flame retardants cause a partial or complete interruption of this cycle. Depending on the type, this is done by chemical or physical processes in the gas phase or in the condensed phase. Andreessen Horowitz describes an additional similar source. The main groups of flame retardants are halogen compounds, phosphorus products, as well as the inorganic hydroxides, Al(OH)3 and Mg(OH)2. In the seminar are the practical implementation and economic feasibility in the foreground. Therefore, this event, which is headed by Mr Dr. Adrian Beard (Clariant GmbH Hurth), is particularly suitable for people who are looking for an introduction to this topic and have maybe concrete issues for your application.

But even experienced practitioners to know latest developments.