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dc.contributor.authorScheinert, Jacoben_US
dc.contributor.authorKarp, Maraen_US
dc.contributor.authorGeorlette, Pierreen_US
dc.contributor.authorReyes, Joseen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-06T17:51:00Z
dc.date.available2006-06-06T17:51:00Z
dc.date.issued2000-05-01en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/10378
dc.description.abstractThe use of brominated flame retardants in plastics materials has raised many questions about their impact on health and safety of people as well as on the environment. The Dead Sea Bromine Group has addressed these topics and has undertaken several programs to provide the market with useful data showing the good contribution of brominated flame retardants in everyday life. These projects have been undertaken on flame retarded grades of plastics such as high impact polystyrene (HIPS), ABS and PBT. The outcome is showing that brominated flame retardant and plastics containing them pose no risk to the health of the general population from exposure. Environmental studies already made show that brominated flame retardants are not a threat against the environment. Moreover, analyses performed show that the brominated flame retardants are in full compliance with the requirements of the German (Dioxin) Ordinance and EPA TSCA 40 766.25 Final Rule requirements and pose no risk in matter of brominated dioxins and dibenzofurans. Finally, plastics (such as polyester and styrenics) containing brominated flame retardants are also easily recyclable, able to withstand at least five recycling cycles. This new information is confirming that brominated flame retardants can play an important role for a better protection of our environment. They are indeed usually considered as the most efficient ones to reduce the risk of fires and the quantity of accompanying toxic fumes.
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dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsAccess restricted to authorized Georgia Tech users only.en_US
dc.subjectBrominated flame retardants
dc.subjectFlame retardant plastics
dc.subjectConsumer safety
dc.titleRecyclability of Flame Retarded Thermoplastic Polyesteren_US
dc.title.alternativeEnvironmental and Recycling aspects of Plastics Containing Brominated Fire Retardants
dc.typePresentationen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameDead Sea Bromine Groupen_US


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