STP1376

    Comparative Tracking Index of Flame-Retardant Nylon and PBT

    Published: Jan 2000


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    Abstract

    Flame-retardant nylons and PBT have been used in the electrical and electronic industry for many years. To flame retard these materials, halogens can be used with different synergists. The choice of synergist and also the halogen flame retardant has a great effect on one of the electrical properties, the comparative tracking index (CTI). The choice of resin, PBT, nylon 6 or nylon 66 also has an effect on the CTI.

    Keywords:

    CTI, FR-PBT, FR-Nylon, UL-94, synergists, tracking resistance, antimony oxide, zinc borate, iron oxide, teflon, flame retardants, dechlorane plus


    Author Information:

    Markezich, RL
    Laurel Industries, Cleveland, OH


    Paper ID: STP13462S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D09.89

    DOI: 10.1520/STP13462S


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