Production ramps up for first phosphorous polymer

A new plastic developed by a Massachusetts company is exiting the developmental stage this year and going prime time as a full-scale production plant comes on line in Antwerp, Belgium.

Nofia polyphosphonate, offered by FRX Polymers, targets halogen-free flame retardant polymers in a wide variety of electronics, building & construction, fiber, and transportation applications. It's described as the first polymer made from phosphorus.

Marketed as a green product because it replaces brominated FR systems, Nofia polyphosphonates have little impact on the inherent mechanical properties of the host resin, according to Marc Lebel, CEO of FRX Polymers (Chelmsford, MA).

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