BU Plastics proposes flame retardant masterbatch solutions combining diverse flame retardants and complementary additives (stabilizers, synergists, stabilizers, pigments, etc.) into a range of polymer carriers.
These solutions are used in a broad range of applications.
We therefore collaborate closely with our customers, suppliers and external research institutes to deliver the right solution for each application or specific process.
The main application areas are to be found in the construction industry, automotive industry and E&E.
XPS and EPS foam
Extruded polystyrene foam (XPS) is one of the main insulation materials used worldwide, that needs to be rendered flame retardant for optimal security in everyday use, notably in the insulation of houses.
Campine's BU Plastics has developed an extensive knowledge in formulating HBCD-based flame-retardant masterbatch solutions to meet our customer's specific process requirements and deliver requested product performance.
We also stand ready with industry-ready new-generation solutions based on polymeric flame-retardants.
PE and PP pipes and sheets
Polyethylene, polypropylene and other plastics of the polyolefin family are very useful plastics used in extremely diverse applications, notably in the building and transport industries. They are e.g. used to form many car parts, from bumpers to dashboards.
They exhibit interesting mechanical properties and are chemically quite inert. Their thermoplastic properties enable their shaping by extrusion, injection molding or blow molding; this also facilitates their recycling.
However they are very flammable, and need to be rendered flame retardant in their many applications where they may come into contact with flames or other heat sources.
Campine's BU Plastics FR masterbatch solutions, halogenated or halogen-free, provide precisely the fire resistance level required in diverse applications as required by diverse norms.
PE and PP corrugated tubes
Corrugated tubes are pervasive in modern constructions. They protect diverse types of cables - electrical, telecommunication - but also diverse technical networks for the transport of water, gas etc.
With hundreds of metres of them present in any building, going through floors, ceilings and walls, it is essential to make them flame-resistant to limit flame spread in case of any fire start.
Cables are used to carry electricity and information in an innumerable number of applications, from large high-voltage cables to tiny wires in our modern smartphones, in large data centres as well as in our television sets, in our kitchen appliances as well as in industrial workshops.
Whenever they transport energy in the form of electricity, cables need to be made flame-resistant to protect people against the consequences of some short-circuit or surcharge. Also, in many cases where cables carry information, they do so in houses or electronics where it is important to have most flammable component materials fire-resistant.
Campine's expertise in flame retardants is an outstanding basis to offer solutions to the many challenges of the cable application segment.
Polyethylene is a thermoplastic polymer consisting of long hydrocarbon chains. Many different types exist based mostly on their density and branching. Generally, polyethylene types (such as LDPE, HDPE or XLPE) have excellent chemical resistance, and burn easily.
Polyethylene is used in many applications, notably in its film form.
Applications where flame resistance is important range from shrink film, packaging film, agricultural films to multilayer and composite films.
Campine can provide its customers with custom-made flame-retardant masterbatches for this diversity of applications, meeting the diverse legislative FR requirements of these diverse uses.
PE and PP foam
Polyethylene, or polypropylene, are ubiquitous in our domestic and professional environments. Foam is one of their forms, mainly produced through extrusion technologies.
Thanks to extrusion, the foam can be shaped in tubes, profiles, plates and blocks. These are in turn used as pipe insulation material, insulation blocks in household devices, building insulation, etc.
But as polyethylene is a quite flammable, it can pose a threat to people safety in case of, e.g., a short-circuit triggering a fire.
Committed to provide flame-retardant solutions saving the lives of people, Campine will apply its competence to deliver to its customers the latest and optimal technology to meet flame-retardant standards.
PS sheets and profiles
Polystyrene can be used to produce various types of casings, shapes and profiles using production technologies such as thermoforming and injection molding.
The products produced can be, e.g., housings of electronic devices, or decorative and functional profiles or panels used in the construction industry.
By legislation, flammable materials such as polystyrene are required to be made flame-retardant in most such E&E or construction applications.
As for other polymers used in these sectors, Campine can support compounders and processors with flame-retardant masterbatch solutions meeting the performance and legal requirements of its customers.
TPE and TPV tubes
TPE and TPV are typically block copolymers of a plastic and a rubber.
They can present an interesting mix of physical properties including heat resistance or chemical resistance. This makes them interesting for diverse applications, e.g. in the automotive applications or in household appliances.
As most such materials, they need to be flame-retardant when they come in contact with heat or electrical sources, particularly in the further presence of hydrocarbon sources as is common in the automotive sector.
Campine is a world-leader in the provision of flame-retardant TPV compounds.
Injection molding is one of the main technologies used to give shape to a large number of polymer types, and for the mass production of resulting products.
Plastics are indeed versatile raw materials that can be shaped to many different forms and put to diverse end-uses in the construction, automotive, electrical and electronics sectors, to name a few.
In many cases, the end-products need to be flame-retardant. Think about electrical switches or electrical boxes, dashboards, plastics gears, computer keyboards, battery casings, etc.
Campine has developed an extensive range of flame-retardant masterbatches to meet the processing and performance requirements of this diversity of polymers and end-uses of injection molding.
Compounds, rather than an application per se, are an indirect channel to the diverse applications presented above.
Campine is available to compounders around the world to provide them with flame retardant concentrate masterbatch solutions meeting the requirements of their own downstream customers.
Please contact us should you need a flame retardant masterbatch solution for these or other applications.
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