December 17, 2009

Companies phase out flame retardant

Chemical companies Albemarle, Chemtura and ICL just announced today that they will phase out their flame retardant product Deca-BDE even though it has been deemed safe for years by scientific studies

Albemarle said there are other "environmentally sound and safe" substitutes for the flame retardant that are available today. The company notes its newly launched polymer-based flame retardant technology GreenArmor, which is said to be a recyclable and eco-friendly alternative to decabrom technology.

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