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Dryflex FLAM - Halogen-Free Flame Retardant TPE


BRAND NAMES
In 2017 we restructured our TPE product brands to create a more cohesive portfolio. For new developments and projects we consolidated the Dryflex and Lifoflex grades under the Dryflex name. For our flame retardant grades, this means that new developments and newly customised grades are called Dryflex FLAM, however a number of our exisiting formulations have UL, automotive, railroad and other certifications and listings, these grades are sold under the Lifoflex FLAM reference.

INTRODUCTION
Our range of halogen-free flame retardant thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) are designed to meet the most demanding applications where resistance to ignition and burning are important features.The flame-retardant TPE compounds contain additives to give them better resistance to burning compared to general TPE grades. The range includes halogen, chlorine and antimony free grades which are low smoke and compliant with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directives, offering flame retardancy without the use of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE).

FLAM 600 SERIES
Flame retardant TPE, halogen free, fulfils the specification of UL 94 V0 with 3mm wall thickness. Easy processing by injection moulding and extrusion.

FLAM 700 SERIES
Flame retardant TPE, halogen free, fulfils the specification of UL 94 V0 with 1.5mm wall thickness. Easy processing by injection moulding and extrusion. 

KEY PROPERTIES

  • Halogen & antimony free grades
  • 40 to 90 Shore A hardnesses
  • High Flexibility
  • Conforms to European directives 2011/65/EU (RoHS) and 2003/11/EC
  • Low smoke
  • Good adhesion to thermoplastics including PP, PE, ABS & PC
  • Good mechanical properties
  • Available in combination with antistatic or electrical conductivity
  • Temperature range from -40°C to 100°C

APPLICATIONS
The flame-retardant grades are used in cable grommets, plug tops, electrical insulation, cords and connectors, railroad, cavity wall sockets as well as miscellaneous gasket profiles.

Download Dryflex FLAM eGuide for further information