New flame retardant styrene-based Solplast thermoplastic elastomers from Uteksol now complement the portfolio of Hamburg-based Albis Plastic.
The halogen-free TPS compounds achieve V0 classification of the UL94 test at 2 mm thickness. In addition they also fulfill the glow wire test at 960 °C for 2 mm thickness. The limited oxygen index (LOI) is higher than 30 %. The halogen-free TPS compounds are available in the hardness range from 45 Shore A to 85 Shore A in natural colour as well as in black. Typical applications include flame retardant housing seals, grommets and cable bushings or assembly elements. The grades of the new Solplast series can injection moulded and extruded.
“By expanding our Albis product portfolio to include halogen-free, flame-retardant TPE grades, we can now offer sustainable and very effective TPE flame retardant solutions, helping our customers efficiently to meet ever-increasing market demands“, says Dr. Stefan Zepnik, Product Specialist for thermoplastic elastomers at Albis.
The Slovenian company Uteksol looks back at an impressive history which started in 1850 in the leather industry. Today, the medium-sized company, based in Slovenj Gradec develops and produces TPS compounds for various industrial applications and consumer products. Albis Plastic distributes Uteksol compounds since 2010.