- Edition Date :
- January 16, 2014
- 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
Safety and MSDSFurther 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.
Please contact us for safety and regulatory details or the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
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.
ApplicationsExolit 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 HandlingDelivery form
Exolit OP 930 is delivered in 25 kg cartons.
Minimum shelf life is 12 months from the date of shipping when stored according to the said conditions.
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- Non hazardous, studies on life cycle data available.
- Saves lives and assets as a (halogen free) flame retardant. Supports the attainability of eco-lables for customer products.
- Phosphorus is on the EU list of critical raw materials but recycling is possible and actively investigated.
- Very efficient production process with high yield, minimized waste and low water consumption.
- Extensive work with customers along the value chain, optimizing material performance and evaluating life cycle aspects with stakeholders.
- Efficient at comparatively low loadings. Synergies with other halogen free flame retardants. High tracking resistance in E&E applications.