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Our solutions for the E&E industry

KEEPING OUR SMART NEW
WORLD FROM CATCHING FIRE

Halogen-free flame retardants
FOR SAFEGUARDING THE FLOW OF CURRENTS AND INFORMATION

Like metals and silicon, plastics have become vital materials of the information age. In smart houses, electric cars and countless useful devices, they support circuits, insulate currents and provide light, tough casings and housings. To do so safely and fulfill relevant standards, they have to be protected with flame retardants.

Our offering of Exolit® flame retardants for the electrical and electronics industry is just as varied and advanced as their applications. From simple switches to micro-sized assemblies, we help protecting E&E components with halogen-free, sustainable fire safety solutions that light the way to innovation.
Better and safer protection
FOR SMARTER AND SMALLER GADGETS

As component density in E&E products grows, so does the risk of fire-causing short circuits. We offer flame retardant solutions that keep up with the times.

Switch on the power of sustainable innovation

Even the most high-tech applications must respect the basic needs of the planet to be truly advanced. Our Exolit® range can provide fire resistance to thin and printed electronics, while preserving the properties of electrical parts and resisting challenging conditions. At the same time, it brings a new kind of safety and sustainability to thermoplastics and thermosets.

All our flame retardants are halogen-free, based on powerful yet safe phosphorus chemistry and produced with 100% green electricity. With our earth-friendly Exolit® OP Terra range, we also offer solutions with equal high performance and renewable carbon origin.

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Technically and economically competitive
WITH EXOLIT® OP FLAME RETARDANTS IN POLYAMIDES
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High standards for the new standard
KEY BENEFITS OF OUR SOLUTIONS FOR E&E
1.

Compounds made with Exolit® OP combine good mechanical properties with high Comparative Tracking Index (CTI, a measure for the tendency to short-circuit) values

2.

Exolit® OP products can be applied in 5G materials, including high-frequency and high-speed printed circuit boards (PCBs)

3.

Good colorability of compounds made with Exolit® OP allows branding of electrical and electronic parts

How can we make halogen-free flame retardants even more sustainable?
ANGELIKA SCHMIDT HAS THE ANSWER

»The Exolit® OP series provided us with a halogen-free flame retardant that doesn’t compromise on performance. The OP Terra range makes these products even more sustainable and is a perfect fit for our planned portfolio of solutions with enhanced recycled or bio-based content.«

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Dr. Angelika Schmidt
Research &Technology Manager, DSM Engineering Materials
E&E fire protection
WITH THE NUMBERS
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Highest class
for Comparative Tracking Index
(CTI) of insulating materials
mm
Lowest thickness
at which UL 94 V-o can be
achieved with
Exolit® OP
D95 particle size
makes Exolit® OP suited
for very thin adhesive
applications

OP TERRA – OUR FLAME-RETARDING »FRIENDS OF THE EARTH«

  • Exolit® OP 1230 Terra

    Exolit OP 1230 Terra is a white, fine-grained powder based on an organic phosphinate. The product is non-hygroscopic and it is insoluble in water and organic solvents. Clariant’s Exolit OP flame retardants for polyamides are all based on aluminum diethyl-phosphinate (= DEPAL). The pure substance DEPAL is sold as Exolit OP 1230 and in combination with synergists as Exolit OP 13xx & Exolit OP 14xx types. Exolit OP 1230 is the first non-halogenated flame retardant which can withstand the demanding requirements of this high end segment of engineering plastics.Exolit OP 1230 Terra is chemicially and from its composition equivalent to Exolit OP 1230, but comes with a mass balance certificate as for its production, renewable based Ethylene was sourced.Therefore we assume that for Exolit OP Terra products no additional performance testing and qualification compared to the standard grade are necessairy. For more details see our Innovation Spotlight video. more

  • Exolit® OP 1400 Terra

    Exolit OP 1400 Terra is a non-halogenated flame retardant based on organic phosphinates for reinforced polyamide 6, polyamide 66 and high temperature polyamides. The product achieves its flame retardant effect through a combined gas phase and condensed phase mode of action.Exolit OP 1400 Terra is chemically and from its composition equivalent to Exolit OP 1400, but comes with a mass balance certificate as for its production, renewable based Ethylene was sourced. Therefore we assume that for Exolit OP Terra products no additional performance testing and qualification compared to the standard grade are necessary.For more details see our Innovation Spotlight video. more

  • Exolit® OP 935

    Exolit OP 935 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 935 can easily be dispersed in solvents like acetone or MEK.For more details see our Innovation Spotlight video. more

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