Plastic Additives News

Elements article: Improved fire protection

Flame-retardant plastics can save lives by delaying the spread of a fire, allowing valuable time for firefighting. But flame retardants based on metal hydroxide can achieve their full effect only if the right processing aids are used in the production of the flame-retardant compounds. Jointly with its partners, Evonik has developed
suitable formulations and has demonstrated their efficiency in standards-compliant flame-retardant tests.

Read more about our competencies and capabilities in fire retardants in an article in the magazine elements40 (link below). 

HFFR compound with and without TEGOMER®

HFFR compound with and without TEGOMERĀ®



Kathrin Lehmann


  • Company Information

    Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders
    in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.

    Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2012 more than 33,000 employees generated sales of around €13.6 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.6 billion.

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    In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.