Polyonics introduces new flame retardant polyester

Published February 11, 2014
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Polyonics has introduced XF-611 which is a white polyester, halogen-free label material designed to meet the UL 94 VTM-0 level of flame retardants. The addition of XF-611 to the Polyonics flame retardant product line provides customers with a lower cost alternative to the XF-603 (polyimide) while still exhibiting the same level of flame retardant properties.

“The need for materials that will not propagate a flame in electronic devices and machinery is in demand” notes Tom Rogers, marketing director for Polyonics. “As demonstrated in our flame retardant test video, traditional polyester labels burn rapidly and will not meet these emerging flame retardant requirements.” Like the XF-603, the XF-611 uses Polyonics’ halogen free flame retardant technology that provides significant “self-extinguishing” performance.

XF-611 is a 1.5 mil white polyester label material designed for thermal transfer and flexographic printing. When matched with the proper inks or halogen free thermal ribbons, the printed image on the XF-611 will withstand harsh chemicals and solvents typically found in the electronic manufacturing process.

Applications for this label construction include:
  • Tracking labels for electronic component
  • Product identification labels for electronic device
  • Caution labels for power supplie
  • Warning labels for embedded batteries
XF-611 complies with the requirements of RoHS, REACH, and is certified to be halogen free to the IEC 61249-2-21 levels. 

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