Polymers play an important role in all aspects of our life, industry and future due to the desirable properties, fast production and reasonable prices. But despite the many capabilities of plastics, and despite all the advantages that we know of them, the vulnerability of plastics to heat and flame can be considered as their weak point. The burning of polymers usually involves products such as corrosive substances, toxic gases and smoke.
Due to the organic / hydrocarbon nature of polymers and their high flammability, today, various industries are required to develop different standards for assessing the safety of these materials against flaming and spreading fire.
A flame retardant is a substance that reduces the combustion of flammable materials or delays in burning them. The main purpose of using these materials is to provide more opportunity for escape of people at risk and to reduce financial losses during the fire.
Flame retardants, usually made of metal hydroxides, metal salts, nitrogen compounds, halogenated compounds, or phosphorus compounds, operate by methods such as diluting gas, cooling ambient temperatures, protective coatings, physical dilutions, chemical reactions, or a combination of the methods described.
Based on the chemistry of polymers, Polymeri Tadbir Nikan Co. has designed a variety of flame retardant masterbatches for a wide range of polymers, which a good distribution and the choice of the correct type of flame retardant in them, has expanded the use of these products in various industries. Masterbatches are tested according to the UL94 standard and can be supplied to customers’ needs.