Clariant Banner Transportation__V3 Desktop 1920x600 2020

Our solutions for transportation

FIRE-PROTECTING THE MOBILITY OF THE FUTURE

Cl- and Br-free flame retardants
FOR MORE SUSTAINABLE WAYS OF GETTING FROM A TO B

Light, tough and adaptable plastics not only contribute to making conventional cars lighter and reducing carbon emissions. They also play a major role in the swiftly growing sector of e-mobility.

We support the global drive for more sustainable modes of transportation with halogen-free flame retardants that offer a safer and environmentally superior alternative to brominated legacy types. Whether in automotive, e-mobility, railway or aviation applications: Our Exolit® OP and AP solutions help materials take the shortest route to better fire safety and an enhanced mobility future.

Halogen-free solutions for safe connections - in every sense of the word

While electric cars help cut emissions, their high-energy electric components like battery, cables and connectors also represent new fire risks. In mass-transport systems like trains, such risks are highly regulated. In the EU, for instance, interiors have to be extensively tested to ensure both low flammability and smoke production for safe evacuation.

Our non-halogenated Exolit® flame retardants enable materials to pass these tests and meet the requirements for low smoke production as well as smoke toxicity – ensuring the safety of passengers. And with our Exolit OP® Terra products, we add both safety and sustainability to e-mobility: Just as effective as when fossil-based, they are made from renewable carbon sources (using a mass-balance approach).

Find out more about our solutions for the transportation sector

Download File

Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

Personal Information

Light weight for automotive
REDUCED PART WEIGHT MEANS LESS FUEL CONSUMPTION
Example of injection-molded engine cover made from flame-retarded PA 66 (glass fiber reinforced); 500,000 parts produced
Clariant Image Transportation_V3 2020
Sustainable fire protection
KEY BENEFITS OF OUR SOLUTIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION
1.

Our products preserve the low density of automotive components, leading to lower fuel consumption and carbon emissions

2.

Exolit® flame retardants have good processing properties, enabling both complex molds and increased throughput

3.

Low smoke density and absence of corrosive combustion gases like hydrochloric acid (HCl) and hydrobromic acid (HBr) increase safety

Why might our products protect NASA’s first human Mars mission?
GORDON NELSON HAS THE ANSWER

»With our strong interest in polyurethanes, it is exciting to have halogen-free flame retardants that can be bound in – saving physical properties and preventing migration.«

Clariant Image DrGordonNelson 2020
Gordon L. Nelson
Professor of Chemistry, Florida Institute of Technology
Numbers that
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
%
Polymer density advantage
can be provided by our products
compared to halogenated ones
<
kW/m2
MARHE* values
can be obtained for
thermosets tested to EU rail standards
*Maximum average rate of heat emission
/2008
RAL Orange
can be achieved with the
solutions from our Exolit® range

FROM TERRA TO MARS – EXOLIT® KEEPS PEOPLE SAFE

  • 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 560

    Clariant’s Exolit OP 560 is a flame retardant specifically designed for flexible polyurethane foams. As a reactive flame retardant, it can be chemically reacted into the PU matrix, preventing unwanted migration from the material. Therefore, Exolit OP 560 allows meeting the most stringent VOC requirements of the automotive industry and has shown best-in-class performance in demanding low-emission applications. Exolit OP 560 is an easily-to-handle low-viscosity liquid, with a functionality of approx. 2.Exolit OP 560 has been confirmed as »an alternative anticipated to be safer for use in upholstered polyurethane foam« by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U. S. EPA, August 2015, EPA 744-R-15-002) more

  • Exolit® EP 360 (TP)

    Exolit EP 360 (TP) is a low-viscosity, halogen-free flame retardants based on phosphorus chemistry. Both solutions offer a broad resin compatibility, show no sedimentation and address the customer’s need for solvent free processing. more

  • Exolit® EP 390 (TP)

    Exolit EP 390 is a low-viscosity, halogen-free flame retardants based on phosphorus chemistry. Both solutions offer a broad resin compatibility, show no sedimentation and address the customer’s need for solvent free processing. more

Find out more
ABOUT OUR SOLUTIONS FOR OTHER INDUSTRIES

Request to Clariant

Please enter your contact information so we are able to process your request. Thank you for your interest.

Contact Us
Contact Us
Online Communications Team
Disclaimer:
This information corresponds to the present state of our knowledge and is intended as a general description of our products and their possible applications. Clariant makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the information’s accuracy, adequacy, sufficiency or freedom from defect and assumes no liability in connection with any use of this information. Any user of this product is responsible for determining the suitability of Clariant’s products for its particular application.<br />
<br />
* Nothing included in this information waives any of Clariant’s General Terms and Conditions of Sale, which control unless it agrees otherwise in writing. Any existing intellectual/industrial property rights must be observed. Due to possible changes in our products and applicable national and international regulations and laws, the status of our products could change. Material Safety Data Sheets providing safety precautions, that should be observed when handling or storing Clariant products, are available upon request and are provided in compliance with applicable law. You should obtain and review the applicable Material Safety Data Sheet information before handling any of these products. For additional information, please contact Clariant.<br />
<br />
* For sales to customers located within the United States and Canada the following applies in addition: No express or implied warranty is made of the merchantability, suitability, fitness for a particular purpose or otherwise of any product or service.<br />
<br />
© Trademark of Clariant registered in many countries.<br />
® 2019 Clariant International Ltd 

You are about to leave the Clariant domain

The link you activated will take you outside the Clariant site in about 10 seconds. If you want to stop this, press "Cancel".