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Clariant ups nonhalogenated flame retardant capacity

9:08 AM MDT | October 12, 2012 | —Natasha Alperowicz

Clariant has opened a second production unit for the company’s nonhalogenated Exolit OP flame retardant (FR) at Hürth-Knapsack, Germany. The new facility doubles capacity for 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 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 the product was...

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