Application - PBT & PET

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PBT & PET

Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) are semi-crystalline thermoplastic engineering polymers widely used in the E&E and automotive/transportation industries for applications such as connectors, insulators, housings, mechanical keyboards and electrical appliances.

PBT is resistant to solvent, shrinks very little during molding and exhibits excellent thermo-mechanical properties. It is mainly used with glass-fibre reinforcement and flame retardants.

Fire retardancy is achieved mostly by the use of brominated fire retardants, often with antimony trioxide as a synergist.

ICL IP offers a broad line of Flame-Retardants (FRs) and tailor-made solutions that provide additional benefits in new market segments and applications.

A list of Flame Retardants, particularly suitable for PBT/PET passing class V-0 according to UL 94 standard, shows to the right.

These Flame Retardants have undergone extensive toxicological and environmental testing and have been proven to pose no risk to health and the environment.