Red Phosphorus HB 400

Stabilised and microencapsulated red phosphorus, delivered as a wet filter cake

Edition Date :
August 28, 2018

Red Phosphorus HB 400 is a stabilised and microencapsulated grade of red phosphorus, delivered as a wet filter cake with 15-25% moisture. It has a good oxidation and thermal stability. Red Phosphorus HB 400 is a brownish-red powder that is insoluble in water and organic solvents.

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  • Benefits

    • Very good oxidation and thermal stability
    • Suitable for pyrotechnical applications
  • Safety and MSDS

    For regulatory details such as the classification and labelling as dangerous substances or goods please refer to our corresponding Material Safety Data Sheet.

    As stated in the safety data sheet of the substance the use “industrial manufacture of screening smoke ammunition or smoke payloads” is advised against within the EU according to the REACH regulation. Therefore, every manufacturer of smoke ammunition or smoke payloads is obliged to create a chemical safety assessment for these uses and to inform the ECHA accordingly.

    Category of danger/Category  Hazard Symbol  R-phrases 
      Highly flammable Highly flammable. Explosive when mixed with oxidizing substances. Harmful to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment. 

    Hazard class Hazard category H-phrases
    Flammable solids Flammable solid
    Serious eye damage/eye irritation Category 2 Causes serious eye irritation
    Chronic aquatic toxicity Category 3 Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects


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  • Specifications

    Characteristics   Unit   Target value   DS¹) TD²) Test method 
    Red Phosphorus  %(w/w)   88 - 92  

    Gravimetry after extraction using HCl, on dry basis; (11/69)  
    White Phosphorus  %(w/w)   < 0.02  

     
    Volatile Content  %(w/w)   15.0 - 25.0  

    Thermogravimetry; (11/03)  
    Density  g/cm³   approx. 2.0  

    20°C, on dry basis  
    Bulk Density  g/cm³   0.8 - 1.2  

    As filter cake  
    pH Value  min. 6  

    10% Suspension in acetone/water, potentiometry; (11/12)  
    Particle Size Distribution  µm    

    Laser diffraction, release by customer; (11/47)  
      D10   max. 10        
      D50   max. 20        
      D90   max. 63        
               
               
    ¹) Delivery specification: The product is constantly monitored 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

    Owing to its special stabilisation and microencapsulation Red Phosphorus HB 400 is suitable for pyrotechnical applications.
  • Packaging and Handling

    Delivery form
    Wet style filter cake with 15-25% moisture

    Packaging
    Red Phosphorus is supplied in 200 liter, full open-head steel drums. The grade HB 400 is supplied with a 150 kg fill weight. Each drum has a ring-type lid closure.

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

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