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CELLTECH FR-60i, a replacement flame retardant for TDCP (“TDCPP”, “chlorinated tris”)

On the heels of California’s October 2011 decision to place the widely used PU flame retardant TDCP on its Proposition 65 list of cancer-causing chemicals (see http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2011/10/flame-retardant-prop-65-listing-.html) , many PU producers have taken steps to to replace the product with safer alternatives. TDCP is also known as “TDCPP”, “chlorinated Tris”, and under such trade names as ANTIBLAZE 195, ANTIBLAZE WR-30-LV, FYROL FR-2, FYROL FR-38, FYROL A-300-TB, CP-2 and others.

An excellent alternative to TDCP is CELLTECH FR-60i, an environmentally and toxicologically safer chlorinated phosphate ester which compares well performance-wise to TDCP, but carries no Proposition 65 labeling. In composition, CELLTECH FR-60i (10.4% phosphorus, 35.8% chlorine content) compares favorably to TDCP (7.2% phosphorus, 49.1% chlorine content) and can be substituted for  TDCP at equal or slightly reduced use levels in most flexible PU formulations.  CELLTECH FR-60i produces flexible polyether and polyester PU foams with excellent physical properties and reduced scorch as compared to TDCP. It is also the product of choice where low emissions and low fogging are required.

For additional information on CELLTECH FR-60i, call +1 800-733-7374 (+1 678-766-0430) or by email to info@cellulartechnology.us.

Alternatives for Albemarle Flame Retardants

Albemarle’s sudden and unexpected withdrawal in May from the phosphorus flame retardant market has caused concern among their former customers for these products. Cellular Technology International offers exact equivalents and functional replacement phosphorus-based FRs for most of the Albemarle product range. If you are a purchaser of ANTIBLAZE 140, 150, 195, V-6, V-66, V490, V500, WR-30-LV, TL-10-ST or any other Albemarle products, we welcome your inquiries and look forward to serving you. Please contact us at info@cellulartechnology.us or +1 800-733-7374.

For customers who were purchasing TCPP (ANTIBLAZE 80) from Albemarle, our sister company Cellchem International, LLC supplies this product from our terminals in Chicago, IL, Houston, TX and Long Beach, CA. Please call +1 770-514-8610 or email to info@cellchem.us.