Starflam compounds have been used for decades in many E&E applications requiring high performance in terms of flame and electrical properties. Anyhow, compliance with the IEC 60335-1 standard for Household Appliance Applications has always been challenging to achieve due to stringent GWIT (Glow Wire Ignition Temperature, IEC 60695-2-13) requirements. As a results, many halogen flame retardant solutions are still in use for applications requesting to pass this standard. For the first time, E2P is proposing a new innovative solution to the market in order to help household appliance manufacturers to switch to a 100 % Halogen Free solution.

As such, E2P has developed “”, a new halogen-free flame retardant compound, 30 percent glass-filled, easy-molding polyamide 6 with outstanding fire resistance in glow wire tests. This grade is based on a new flame retardant synergy enabling to outperform current market solutions by showing GWIT value of 800°C exceeding the well-known “775°C” standard requirements. This new technology is based on a halogen free, red phosphorous free, zinc borate and antimony trioxide free and is fully compliant with restrictions of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directives.

See Datasheet Starflam* PA630VNF3