A new generation of environmentally friendly, halogen-free fire retardants

2016 |

Picture: Teija Tirri, Carl-Eric Wilén and Melanie Aubert

The research team led by Carl-Eric Wilén at the Department of Chemistry of Åbo Akademi is developing a new generation of environmentally friendly, halogen-free fire retardants. These environmentally friendly new generation fire reatardants effectively prevent the ignition and spreading of fire. Halogen-free fire retardants are needed, for example, in the construction, traffic, transport, traffic, clothing and furniture industries as well as in electronics. The invention has attracted worldwide interest.