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Clariant opens new production unit for halogen-free flame retardants in Hürth-Knapsack  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) is opening a second production unit for the successful flame retardant (FR) Exolit OP at the Hürth-Knapsack plant near Cologne. The established non-halogenated additive is used primarily in the electronics and electrical engineering (E&EE) sector. The new facility doubles the capacity for DEPAL (diethyl phosphinic acid aluminum salt)-based FRs. Clariant has established itself as a world leader in non-halogenated flame retardants. By doubling the DEPAL capacity in Hürth, the company is responding to the growing demand for safe and environmentally friendly FRs for plastics in the global E&EE market. Exolit OP (based on organophosphorous compounds) has been manufactured at the Hürth-Knapsack plant since the product line was launched in 2004. The efficient infrastructure of the Knapsack Chemical park and the central location of the site close to Cologne provide a solid basis for reliable and safe production, and ensure a high level of delivery reliability for customers. “The strength of demand is demonstrated by the constant increase in utilization since production got underway,” says Michael Grosskopf. “The environmental and safety awareness of our…
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