Facts on Flammability

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There are some basic considerations applicable to selection of flame retardant additives.

The additives must be stable during production and under the resulting exothermic temperatures.

The additives cannot impair the diisocyanates or interfere with complex catalysis and foam stabilization.

The volatility of the additives must be low so that they remain in the foam to provide long term performance capability and also to pass non fogging requirements for automotive application.

They must also resist leaching and not be readily soluble to remain in the FPF during routine cushion cleaning over the life of the end product.