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16. Juli 2009

RoHS compliant flame retardant TPE compounds

RTP Company, Winona, MN, USA, has developed a line of decaBDE-free, flame retardant TPE compounds that are RoHS compliant.

With these products the company addresses the needs of electrical and electronics and other component manufacturers following the European Union’s repeal of the decaBDE exemption under the RoHS Directive. Flame retardant TPE are commonly used in the electronics industry for components such as overmoulded connectors and strain reliefs. The new RTP grades are said to offer superior bondability and can be used with multi-shot or overmoulding techniques, providing two key properties in one material. Furthermore, the flame retardant TPE compounds can be combined with additional compounding technologies, from colour to conductivity, while maintaining the material’s RoHS compliance.
RoHS compliant, flame retardant TPE from RTP are available in thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer (TPUR - RTP 1200 series), polyether-ester block copolymer thermoplastic elastomer (TEEE - RTP 1500 series), styrenic block copolymer thermoplastic elastomer (TES - RTP 2700 S series), and thermoplastic polyolefin elastomer (TEO - RTP 2800 series) resins at durometers ranging from 45 Shore A to 65 Shore D.

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