The Leading Research Institute of Chemical Technology has opened production of halogen-free composite materials as part of an investment project for the production of fire-safe halogen-free composites for electrical insulation purposes.
Such materials are used in the production of various types of cables, membranes and sandwich panels.
By the end of 2020 the company plans to produce about 400 tons of products, said Deputy General Director of VNIIKhT on commercial activities Maxim Zeka. From 2022 this figure will increase to 1200 tons of products annually.
According to him, the peculiarity of the institute is that it has its own technology for manufacturing such fire-safe composites, which are based on polyethylene and halogen-free complex flame retardants. Zeka stressed that the products of the Research Institute are competitive not only in Russia, but also in foreign markets, as they are superior to other analogues in terms of strength and relative elongation at break, as well as in such parameters as specific bulk electrical resistance and long term admissible temperature on the core. The company now plans to supply its products to Europe.
Recall that the Leading Research Institute of Chemical Technology is a scientific institute, which is managed by the state corporation Rosatom.
It should be noted that over the last one and a half or two decades the use of PVC plastics for cable insulation has been restricted, as they are not environmentally safe for disposal. It is here that halogen-free non-flammable composites have served as an alternative to their predecessor.
In 1.5 years, from January 2017 to August 2018, our country bought such compounds abroad with a total value of about $24 million.
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Author: Ksenia Gustova