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Jointly Developed Water-Based Emulsions

FRX Polymers and Yoo-Point Cooperate

FRX Polymers Inc., Chelmsford, MA/USA, a global leader in polymeric halogen-free flame retardant (FR) solutions, has announced a joint development agreement with China’s Yoo-Point Group for the production of water-based emulsions which contain FRX Polymers’ Nofia phosphonate halogen-free flame retardants. The emulsions are particularly suited for use in polyurethane (PU) coatings and low-density flexible PU foam.

Due to Nofia FR’s less than 400-nanometer particle size in the emulsion, the material delivers stability and outstanding flame retardant properties in addition to a low total volatile organic components (TVOC) rating, allowing PU foams and coatings to meet strict automotive interior specifications.

Joint Development Agreement

Under the joint development agreement, Yoo-Point, a leading resin producer for the coatings market, will market and sell the new Nofia FR-based emulsions to customers in China. Meanwhile, FRX Polymers will be responsible for marketing and commercialization outside of China. According to FRX Polymers the Nofia FR water-based emulsion is considered to be an environmentally friendly alternative to solvent-based systems.

Nofia FRs enable these foam products to meet various automotive fire safety standards as well as new total VOC and fogging standards from global car producers and regional in-vehicle air quality regulations. These include the new Chinese mandatory standard GB/T 27630-201X.

The water-based emulsion is targeted at low-density PU foam applications such as automotive headliners and PU coatings for FR clothing, rain gear, and synthetic leather.





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