Fire retardant for better safety and health

Premix’s new halogen-free PRE-ELEC® TP 14815 compound combines excellent fire retardant properties with electrical conductivity – a challenging combination that benefits safety, health and nature. What’s more, the new product meets the strict environmental and health requirements for fire retardant plastics.

The new PRE-ELEC® TP 14815 complies with RoHS and contains no physiologically and environmentally toxic halogens. This is something the market has been really looking for – and we are proud to introduce our solution.

More safety with a low-smoke compound

PRE-ELEC® TP 14815 meets the UL94 V-0 requirements and combines good conductivity with excellent mechanical and processing properties. MDH (magnesium dihydroxide) was chosen as the flame retardant media due to its superior properties regarding smoke density. In fire, MDH decomposes into magnesium oxide and water vapour. This develops only a trace of smoke compared to the other available fire retardant materials. As a result, in the case of fire there is significantly less flames and smoke, and no harmful chemicals such as halogens are dispersed into the air. This gives you more time to escape from the fire.

Processing without risk of corrosion

PRE-ELEC® TP 14815 can be used in both injection molding and extrusion. MDH tolerates also high processing temperatures up to 300 °C, without the risk of corrosion in processing equipment as with other non-halogen flame retardants such as red phosphorous.

Ideal material for hazardous environments

Due to its self-extinguishing nature, PRE-ELEC® TP 14815 is an ideal material for ATEX applications. It can be used as a single material for construction or combined with other polypropylene or PE-HD based compounds. For example, the outside of an HDPE pipe could be covered with a conductive layer of flame retarding PRE-ELEC® TP 14815.

We don’t recommend PRE-ELEC® TP 14815 for very low temperatures, because in some applications it will perform like an impact modified polypropylene. We must point out, though, that this depends on each application’s specific requirements. To improve performance in low temperatures, we prefer using PRE-ELEC® TP 14815 as the surface layer on HDPE.

To find out about application-specific modifications also for low temperatures, please consult Premix’s research and development department at [email protected]

PRE-ELEC® TP 14815 key technical data