04/29/2011

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New halogen-free, flame-resistant TPE for the construction industry

The two standard series, Lifoflex UV FLAM 600 (UL 94 V0 at 3.0 mm) and Lifoflex UV FLAM 700 (UL94 V0 at 1.6 mm), were presented for the first time at K 2010. In addition to their good flame resistance, these series have improved processing qualities for extrusion and injection moulding applications.Now a new special halogen-free flame-resistant Lifoflex line has been developed for applications in the construction industry. Here products must meet the DIN 4102-1 standard on the fire behaviour of materials and components. The new Lifoflex products correspond to construction materials class B2 with a minimum sample thickness of 1.6 mm. They show better mechanical properties and even further simplified processing.The new Lifoflex UV FLAM materials can be processed by injection moulding as well as extrusion. Their good adhesion to PP allows two-component structures. Typical applications are cavity wall sockets, where the very thin walls are a problem. Lifoflex UV FLAM can pass the glow-wire test and provide sealing to the PP housing. In extrusion the main applications are profiles for interiors of buildings, for example ceiling wainscoting, profiles for heating installations, and sealing profiles for walls.Combined flame-resistant, electrically conductive, and adhesion-modified types for various thermoplastics are also possible.

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