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Emerald Innovation™ 3000


Emerald Innovation™ 3000 flame retardant is a highly effective, sustainable brominated polymeric flame retardant offering a variety of enhanced performance properties. This innovative flame retardant is an excellent replacement for Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) in both expanded polystyrene (EPS) and extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam products.


Other Names: Brominated polymeric


  • It is a stable, high-molecular weight polymer
  • Its polymeric structure makes it not readily bioavailable, thus preventing the environmental
    concerns that threaten the sustainability of other commercially available brominated flame retardants for Polystyrene foams
  • It is a comparable alternative to HBCD in EPS and XPS foams, requiring minimal reformulation to use in existing production lines
  • Can be used with FR synergist that are commonly used today in EPS/XPS applications
  • Its reduced tendency to retain water helps to decrease the residual water content of EPS
    beads, providing improved process efficiency
  • Enables formulators to achieve applicable fire safety standards for polystyrene foam insulation. In pilot plant scale trials in XPS, Emerald™ 3000 flame retardant successfully passed the EN ISO 11925-2 and German DIN 4102 B2 flammability tests.
  • Provides comparable fire performance in polystyrene foam to foam containing HBCD
    at equivalent bromine levels

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