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Exolit® OP 930

Fine grained phosphinate flame retardant for epoxy laminate systems.

Änderungsdatum :
August 19, 2021
Exolit OP 930 is a white, fine-grained powder based on an organic phosphinate. The product is not hygroscopic and it is insoluble in water and common organic solvents like acetone, dichloromethane, MEK, toluene. Exolit OP 930 can easily be dispersed in solvents like acetone or MEK.

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Benefits

  • White powder, not hygroscopic, insoluble in water and common organic solvents like acetone, dichloromethane, MEK, toluene
  • Can easily be dispersed in solvents like acetone or MEK
  • Halogen-free flame retardant with a high phosphorus content, suitable for use in both thermoplastic and thermoset applications where the most stringent fire retardancy standards must be met
  • for epoxy based laminates for printed circuit boards like halogen-free FR-4 and CEM-3 laminates; can be readily dispersed in epoxy resin systems when a high shear mixer is used
  • Does not increase water pick-up after Pressure Cooker test
  • Low smoke toxicity
  • Non-halogenated flame retardant with favorable environmental and health profile

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Safety

Further safety data and handling information are available from our current Material Safety Data Sheet. For disposal in accordance with the regulations the product should be treated as special waste and taken to a suitable incineration plant.

Specifications

Characteristics  Unit   Target Value   DS¹) TD²)  Test Method 
Phosphorus  %(w/w)   23.3 - 24.0  

Photometry after oxidizing dissolution; (11/17) or wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry; (11/23)  
Water / Moisture  %(w/w)   max. 0.5  

Thermogravimetry 130°C; (11/03)  
Density  g/cm³   1.35  

at 20 °C  
Bulk Density  kg/m³   100 - 250  

Decomposition Temperature  °C   > 300  

 
Particle Size Distribution  µm    

Laser diffraction in acetone; (11/47)  
  D50   < approx. 10 (TD)        
  D95   max. 20 (DS)        
       
       
           
¹) Delivery specification: The product is monitored on a regular basis to ensure that it adheres to the specified values. Test methods: Clariant method numbers 11/xx in brackets.
²) Technical data: The technical data are used solely to describe the product and are not subject to regular monitoring.  

Applications

Exolit OP 930 is a halogen-free flame retardant with a high phosphorus content which is suitable for use in both thermoplastic and thermoset applications where the most stringent fire retardancy standards must be met.

One application is epoxy based laminates for printed circuit boards. Halogen-free FR-4 and CEM-3 laminates can be produced by using Exolit OP 930. It can be readily dispersed in epoxy resin systems when a high shear mixer is used. Exolit OP 930 does not increase the water pick-up after Pressure Cooker test.

Classification: UL 94: class V-1, 1.6 mm
concentration: approx. 10 parts Exolit / 100 parts resin

Classification: UL 94: class V-0, 1.6 mm
concentration: approx. 30 parts Exolit / 100 parts resin
or in combination with other flame retardants like ATH

Note: There are various third party patent rights relating to the use of Exolit OP 930 in polyester based flame retardant applications. Further details can be obtained from Marketing Specialties Business, BS Flame Retardants +49-6196-757-8109.

Packaging and Handling

Delivery form
White powder

Packaging
Exolit OP 930 is delivered in 25 kg cartons.

Storage
Minimum shelf life is 12 months from the date of shipping when stored according to the said conditions.

More Information

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PeoplePEOPLE
People
    Non hazardous, studies on life cycle data available.
People
    Saves lives and assets as a (halogen free) flame retardant. Supports the attainability of eco-lables for customer products.
PeoplePLANET
People
    Phosphorus is on the EU list of critical raw materials but recycling is possible and actively investigated.
People
    Very efficient production process with high yield, minimized waste and low water consumption.

 

    PeoplePERFORMANCE   
    People
      Extensive work with customers along the value chain, optimizing material performance and evaluating life cycle aspects with stakeholders.
    People
      Efficient at comparatively low loadings. Synergies with other halogen free flame retardants. High tracking resistance in E&E applications.