- Suited for applications in hot and humid environments
- Outstanding thermal stability - widest processing window within Exolit OP product range for polyamides
- UL 94V-0 rating down to 0.4 mm thickness
- The flame retardant polyamide compounds exhibit very good physical and excellent electrical properties
- Low material density
- Good colorability
- Good contrast in laser marking
- Non-halogenated flame retardants with favorable environmental and health profile
- Shows a high-potential for mechanical recycling while maintaining the flame retardancy and other properties.
|Photometry after oxidizing dissolution; (11/17) or wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry; (11/23)
|Moisture content (IR lamp)
|% (by wt.)
|Karl-Fischer titration; (11/21)
|(DTA/TG 2% weight loss, air)
|Density at 20°C
In glass-fiber-reinforced polyamide 6 or 6.6, a dosage of about 20 % (by wt.) of Exolit OP 1400 is usually sufficient to obtain the UL 94 V-0 classification for electrical components (at 1.6 mm as well as 0.8 mm and 0.4 mm thickness). In semi-aromatic polyamides the dosage can be reduced to approx. 15%. Subject to the polymer grade, processing conditions and glass- fibre reinforcement the dosage of the flame retardant may vary.
The mixing and processing methods customary in powder processing of polymers can be used with Exolit OP 1400. The VDI Guideline 2263 Prevention of dust fires and dust explosions or the relevant national regulations must be observed.
The optimum conditions for incorporating should be determined in each individual case. Care must be taken to ensure homogeneous dispersion of all components. The temperature of the polymer melt should not exceed 340 °C.
Exolit OP 1400 is delivered in 20 kg paper bags with PE inliner or 500 kg big bags.
The product should be stored in a dry place at room temperature. Opened containers should be tightly resealed after use.
Minimum shelf life is 12 months from the date of shipping when stored according to the said conditions.
- 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.
- Optimized blend, efficient in polyamides at comparatively low loadings. Very good physical and excellent electrical properties of the flame retarded materials. Lower smoke toxicity in case of a fire.
August 21, 2019Clariant making its Additives fit for reuse, halogen-free flame retardant allowing re- and up-cycling of PA6 & PA66As announced end June, Clariant is taking action to tackle the challenge of plastic pollution with new solutions and proactive steps to create a more sustainable plastics industry through a “Symphony of Collaboration”. Clariant is supporting the industry with environmentally-compatible solutions and in designing materials and products which are easier to separate, recover, and reuse. One way to approach this challenge is to improve our additives, making them fit for re-use while avoiding material performance degradation.more