From 2005 to 2009, electrical failures were a contributing factor in 13% of all residential fires reported across the U.S.1 Further, smoke inhalation contributed to 40% of all residential building fire fatalities.2

The Case For Safer Plastics

Developing non-halogenated flame retardant (FR) grades for electrical components has been critically important. Not only are they better for the environment, them meet low toxicity and smoke requirements.

Materials Serving the E&E Segment

  • Thermylene - Polypropylene
  • Xyron - modified Polyphenylene Ether (mPPE)

 

 

1. NFPA "Home Electrical Fires" - Jan. 2012

2. NFIRS 5.0