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Influence of halogen-free flame retardant on downstream industries-Flame retardant for XPS

In recent years, many environmental protection organizations have called for the ban on the use of halogen-based flame retardants. They have also protested the use of halogen-based flame retardants by some multinational consumer electronics giants in Europe, America, and Japan. They have tried their best to exaggerate the harm of halogen-based flame retardants to the environment and claimed this This hazard is irreversible. In terms of flame retardant production, just input the keyword "environmentally friendly halogen-free flame retardant manufacturer" on the search engine to find nearly 1.44 million related manufacturer information. All kinds of phenomena reflect the emergence of blindly admiring halogen-free flame retardants, and this blindness based on no scientific basis will inevitably have an adverse effect on the industry.
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(1) The impact of halogen-free flame retardants on clean industries

Since halogen-free flame retardants entered people's vision, halogen-free technology has become a new focus of environmental protection. Since the promulgation of the RoHS Directive in 2003 and the end of the year, the European Union has issued 12 flame retardant hazard assessment results and issued a number of directives to prohibit the use of halogen-based flame retardants. Various countries have also followed the European Union’s steps and implemented various related laws. , But blindly enacting a new bill in a short time is not a wise move. In 2010, Axion Polymers, a British plastic recycling and processing plant, joined a number of companies in the industry to oppose a bill promulgated by the European Parliament, which prohibits the addition of commonly used flame-retardant synergists to new electrical and electronic products. The director of the company said that if the use of antimony trioxide flame retardant is banned, it will hinder the promotion of plastic recycling in the plastics processing industry, which is contrary to the "EU WEEE Regulation" encouraging the use of recycled waste plastics in new products.

(2) The impact of halogen-free flame retardants on the electronics industry

Flame retardants are widely used in industries close to people's lives, such as electronic appliances, circuit boards, textiles, furniture and building materials, and blindly halogen-free, which is critical to downstream industries, especially electronics and appliances, which are now extremely competitive in the market. It has a huge impact. In fact, although halogen-free flame retardants are used in many aspects [7], they are not mature. They have to go through more processes and are less stable in use. The manufacturing and use costs are more than those of halogen flame retardants. If the business uses immature halogen-free flame retardants, it will cause safety hazards and increase the cost of safety inspection. For example, when used in printed circuit boards, tetrabromobisphenol A is a reactive flame retardant, which can eventually generate brominated epoxy resin. Such circuit boards have extremely low risk of chemical exposure to the public and a very high degree of safety. However, replacing tetrabromobisphenol A with a halogen-free flame retardant will only greatly increase the cost while it is difficult to ensure safety. If the regulatory authorities are wrongly guided to require the use of halogen-free flame retardants on a large scale, the result will inevitably be a major exchange of electronic and electrical components, and the cost of a series of electronic and electrical products will rise. These costs will eventually fall on consumers. In a market situation where merchants are fighting price wars, this will inevitably lead to the stagnation of the development of such downstream industries and the inability to keep up with the development of global electronic and electrical products. "Manufacturing" cannot even go to the world.



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