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Ticona Engineering Polymers has added two new Riteflex thermoplastic polyester elastomer (TPC-ET) grades to its portfolio of XFR halogen-free flame retardant polyesters for use in ecofriendly applicat...

Ticona Engineering Polymers has added two new Riteflex thermoplastic polyester elastomer (TPC-ET) grades to its portfolio of XFR halogen-free flame retardant polyesters for use in ecofriendly applications.

Regulations such as the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) already severely restrict the use of brominated flame retardants (FR) in electrical and electronic applications, a key end-use application for engineering polyesters.

The two new Riteflex XFR grades — Riteflex XFR 440 (Shore D hardness of 40) and Riteflex XFR 655 (Shore D hardness of 55)– exhibit UL-94 V-0 flame retardance rating at a minimum thickness of 1.5 mm for all colours, comparative Tracking Index greater than 600 volts, high tensile elongation properties, and good elastomeric property profile for applications that require enhanced toughness.

Ticona – Division of Celanese AG (Florence, Ky.); www.ticona.com; 800-833-4882

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