Exolit® OP 1314
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Identification & Functionality+
Features & Benefits+
- Achieves its flame retardant effect through a combined gas phase and condensed phase mode of action
- UL 94 V-0 rating down to 0.4 mm thickness
- Larger processing window compared to Exolit® OP 1312 due to higher thermal stability
- Suited for both glass-fibre-reinforced and unreinforced grades
- The flame retarded polyamide compounds exhibit very good physical and excellent electrical properties
- Good colorability
- Good contrast in laser marking
- Low material density
- Non-halogenated flame retardants with favourable environmental and health profile
Applications & Uses+
Before incorporating Exolit OP 1314, it is important to predry the polyamide as usual. If possible, the resulting moisture content should be below 0.1 % (by wt.). Predrying of Exolit OP 1314 is not necessary. However, predrying (e.g. 4 h at 120 °C) is recommended, if even very low moisture contents must be avoided.
The mixing and processing methods customary in powder processing of polymers can be used with Exolit OP 1314. The VDI Guideline 2263 “Prevention of dust fires and dust explosions” or the relevant national regulations must be observed. The optimum conditions for incorporating should be determined in each individual case. Care must be taken to ensure homogeneous dispersion of all components. The temperature of the polymer melt should not exceed 320 °C.
Exolit OP 1314 was developed especially for use in polyamides. It is suited for both glass-fibre-reinforced and unreinforced grades. The flame retarded polyamide compounds exhibit very good physical and electrical properties.
In glass-fibre-reinforced polyamide 6 or 6.6, a dosage of 15 to 20 % (by wt.) Exolit OP 1314 is usually sufficient to obtain the UL 94 V-0 classification for electrical components (at 1.6 as well as 0.8 mm thickness).
Subject to the polymer grade, processing conditions and glass- fibre reinforcement the dosage of the flame retardant may vary.
|Value||Units||Test Method / Conditions|
|Phosphorus Content||20.5 - 21.5||%(w/w)||Photometry after oxidizing dissolution; (11/17) or wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry; (11/23)|
|Water / Moisture Content||max. 0.3||%(w/w)||Karl-Fischer titration; (11/21)|
|Density at 20°C||approx. 1.5||g/cm³||-|
|Bulk Density||approx. 500||kg/m³||-|
|Decomposition Temperature||min. 300||°C||DTA/TG|
Packaging & Availability+
Exolit OP 1314 is delivered in 20 kg paper bags with PE inliner or 500 kg big bags.
Storage & Handling+
The product should be stored in a dry place at room temperature.
Minimum shelf life is 12 months from the date of shipping when stored according to the said conditions.