Plastic profiles for highest fire protection standards

Fire protection components
Fire protection components

Flame-retardant profiles without compromise

Safety and fire protection are important aspects in all sectors – when it comes to construction and electrical engineering/electronics, they are fundamental. Typical applications for flame protection profiles include insulation profiles in window construction and power supply and housing components in electronics/electrical engineering. New uses in rail transport and vehicle construction are also on the rise, such as battery components for electric vehicles.

Extruding plastics with flame-retardant additives is generally not easy and often results in reduced technical properties such as accuracy, surface quality, and strength. We achieve the flame-retardant function without compromising on high precision, smooth surfaces, or cost-effective processability – even when high strength is needed. For our flame-retardant profiles we use a modified version of the well-established PA66 GF25, for example. This material, PA66 GF25 V0, fulfills the requirements of the best category V0 in accordance with UL94 .

High strength and precision

We are able to realize the flame-retardant function even in profiles with high filler content, e.g. glass-fiber-reinforced profiles – with extreme precision. Our high-end extrusion method makes it possible to manufacture precise profiles with tolerances of up to ±0.05 mm and also to integrate cavities. This means that even highly sophisticated profile solutions can be implemented with flame-proofing.

Free from bromine, halogen, and red phosphorus

Unlike their counterparts, which are flame-protected with red phosphorus, for example, our starting materials are light in color so they can be dyed to any shade. This is useful when the coloring is an important design element or is used for the safety marking of components (e.g. electrical components).
A further strength of the compounds we use is that metals are much less likely to corrode when exposed to their flame-retardant additives in a warm and damp environment.

Environmentally friendly

There have been significant changes in the requirements for modern flame retardants in recent years. In addition to their effectiveness in the event of a fire, environmental protection in all phases of the product life cycle is becoming increasingly important – from production and processing to use and recycling. The flame-retardant compounds we use are free from bromine, halogen, and red phosphorus – as a matter of course. This makes them safer and easier to handle at work. Furthermore, the flame-retardant thermoplastics we use have great potential for mechanical recycling, unlike thermoset plastics. Our materials are also REACH- and RoHS-compliant.
Plastics Pyramid Flame resistancy

Which material is the right one?

The overview shows which plastics are suitable for which temperatures. A distinction is made between three groups:
Standard plastics, technical plastics and high-temperature plastics.


The first group is classically used in free extrusion and is heat-stable up to 100 degrees.

Engineering plastics, such as the frequently used polyamide, are stable up to 150 degrees.


The third group is still dimensionally stable even at temperatures of up to 300 degrees and is therefore suitable even for the highest requirements, for example in space technology.


In order to fulfil the high fire protection requirements in electrical engineering, all components must be self-extinguishing in accordance with UL94. This high flame resistance is usually achieved by adding additives.

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