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Clariant doubles capacity for non-halogenated Exolit OP flame retardant in Germany

October 9, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

Clariant is today opening a second production unit for the non-halogenated Exolit OP flame retardant (FR) at the Hürth-Knapsack plant in Germany. The new facility doubles the capacity for the diethyl phosphinic acid aluminum salt-based FRs, used primarily in the electronics and electrical engineering (E&EE) sector. The company says it is responding to the growing demand for environmentally friendly FRs for plastics in the global E&EE market. Exolit OP, based on organophosphorous compounds, has been manufactured at the Hürth-Knapsack plant since...

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