Environmental and Health concerns have resulted in a restriction of halogen-based chemistries in flame retardant polymer systems. While highly effective in fire suppression, halogens are being phased out of use in many locations around the world. This webinar takes an in depth look at the changing regulations and how the polymer industry is responding to those changes.
Due to its unique chemistry and good economics, polycarbonate can meet many of these changes with non-halogen formulations, while maintaining many of its excellent flame retardant and physical properties. The presenters will look at new non-halogenated polycarbonate flame retardant material technologies as well as provide a forum for questions and engagement.
Maggie Baumann from PINFA NA / FRX Polymers
Ms. Baumann has over thirty years of experience in the international plastics industry as a consultant and advisor. She has worked in Engineering and High-performance polymers and specialty chemicals, bio-renewable polymers, thermoset resins (composites) and additives. She has done many customized market reports and business analysis and planning. Her specialty is assessment of the potential market for new material-based technologies and market development including identifying partnerships and supply chain relationships.