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Flame-retardant Powder Coating Additive Certified by Oeko-Tex

Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Archroma, a specialty chemicals maker, has announced that its novel halogen-free flame-retardant powder coating additive, Pekoflam HFC, has been officially recognized as a manufacturer certified product by the Oeko-Tex Association.

Being the first powder additive to be listed for coating applications, Pekoflam HFC will support textile producers and protective clothing manufacturers in their efforts to achieve both Oeko-Tex 100 compliance and effective fire protection for their finished goods.

The additive is an organic phosphorous/nitrogen compound that can combine the effects and properties of selected halogenated and non-halogenated technologies in a fire protection solution for various coating polymers. It is designed to offer a sustainable long-term alternative for synthetic textile applications, meeting the criteria of the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and responding to the general trend towards more environmentally compatible materials and end products that pose significantly lower risks to health.

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