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Flame Retardant Production FRX Starts Production of Halogen Free Flame Retardant Polymers in Antwerp

| Editor: Dominik Stephan

FRX Polymers opens its new halogen free polyphosphonate flame retardant (FR) plastics factory at Antwerp, Belgium. The plant will now focus on the production of FRX Polymers' Nofia polyphosphonates...

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Anterp's central 'Konigin Astridplein' - The city is alos home of Europe's third biggest port and a major chemical hub.
Anterp's central 'Konigin Astridplein' - The city is alos home of Europe's third biggest port and a major chemical hub.
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Antwerp/Belgium – The new plant will address the growing demand for Nofia products from multiple markets including electronic devices, lighting and fixtures, fiber for commercial textiles, automotive, aerospace and building and construction, speakers explained. “The opening of the new plant strengthens our ability to supply global markets, significantly expands our manufacturing infrastructure and establishes production capabilities to meet increased demand for environmentally friendly alternatives to bromine-based FR products,” said Marc Lebel, FRX Polymers President and CEO.

Featuring state-of-the-art polycondensation technology, the new Antwerp facility features best available control technology enabling the reduction of emissions to the surrounding environment. “Being located on Bayer’s open chemical site in Antwerp means most of the basic components that FRX Polymers needs for the creation of its high-quality flame retardant plastics are produced just a few meters away,” mentioned Marc. “It’s vital that our manufacturing facility is in close proximity to our suppliers and in a central location to serve our global customers. This has a positive economic impact and is aligned with the environmentally responsible nature of our products.”

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