ForTii: The halogen free thermoplastic
The Restriction of Hazard Substances (RoHS) in the electronics industry has made it more important than ever for manufacturers to use materials with a reduced environmental impact over the course of their lifetime.
ForTii meets these requirements - those of regulators and ultimately of consumers – by providing not only a halogen free solution, but also one free of red phosphorous. What’s more, ForTii doesn’t release harmful carcinogenic compounds into the environment during manufacturing, use or disposal.
It’s all part of DSM’s wider purpose to provide sustainable solutions that benefit people, planet and profit. It’s why today 94% of all the products in our innovation pipeline are ECO+ - in other words they have a smaller carbon footprint than equivalent products while provider greater value and benefits.
From bromine to chlorine
We overcame technical performances and cost challenges to produce our new bromine and chlorine-free thermoplastics – ideal for PVC replacements in electronic wires and cables as well as internal and external electronic connectors.
In fact DSM was one of the first companies to produce a portfolio of products free of these substances - which are especially well suited to electronic connectors and cables.