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Sustainable Alternatives

Sustainable alternatives for flame retardant compounds

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Sustainable alternatives for flame retardant compounds

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With AKROMID® NEXT, we offer innovative and sustainable alternatives to conventional nylons. The AKROMID® NEXT FR compound series is based on bio-based and biomass-balanced polyamides to reduce the use of fossil raw materials or to save CO2. The flame-retardant additives are free of halogens and red phosphorus. It is also possible to use a biomass-balanced flame retardant for further CO2 reduction.

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E&E market / e-mobility

Components with high requirements

AKROMID® NEXT 5.6 3 GF 35 9 FR natural (8401) achieves UL94 V0 classification at 1.6 mm and is suitable for components with high strength requirements for the E&E market and e-mobility. PA 5.6 contains 41% bio-based carbon and is an HMD-free (hexamethylenediamine) alternative to PA 6.6 with comparable properties.

Very promising possibilities opens up the PA 5.10 which is a 100 % bio-based polymer. The flame retardant AKROMID® NEXT 5.10 3 GF 30 FR natur achieves UL94 V0 classification at 1.6 mm and is comparable with the more common PA 6.10.

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Laser markable alternative

AKROMID® NEXT G3 K8 9 FR LA white (8261) is a PA 6.9 and contains 57 % biobased carbon. It complies with UL94 V2, GWFI 960 °C and has a CTI of 600 V. The material is 20 % glass fiber reinforced and can be laser-marked with a dark color change, which fits well with the requirements of the E&E market, e.g. for terminal blocks.

Almost all AKROMID® flame retardant compounds can be replaced with a biomass-balanced PA 6, PA 6.6 or PA 6 / PA 6.6 blend. A new technical qualification by the user is not necessary. By using the biomass-balanced component, the CO2 footprint can be more than halved.

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Disclaimer: All specifications and information given on this website are based on our current knowledge and experience. A legally binding promise of certain characteristics or suitability for a concrete individual case cannot be derived from this information. The information supplied here is not intended to release processors and users from the responsibility of carrying out their own tests and inspections in each concrete individual case. AKROMID®, AKROLEN®, AKROLOY®, AKROTEK®, ICX®, PRECITE® and DIA(hr)LOG® are registered trademarks of AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH.

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