Ampacet introduces halogen-free flame retardant masterbatch

Ampacet introduces halogen-free…

Ampacet has introduced HALOFREE 709, a halogen-free masterbatch that offers outstanding flame retardancy in polyethylene film at low addition rates and complies with health and environmental safety protection regulations. 

Flame retardancy for plastics is designed to provide self-extinguishing characteristics, prevent plastic from dripping when coming into contact with flames, reduce the spread of flames and decreases the possibility of smoke formation. Conventional flame retardant agents containing bromine and antimony are toxic to the environment and hazardous to the health of humans and living organisms when products burn or are recycled. 


Ampacet HALOFREE 709 provides excellent optics and film clarity and can be colored by using it in combination with masterbatches from Ampacet’s color portfolio. 

It is rated “excellent” in flammability testing classifications including B2 (DIN4102), VTM0 (UL94) and Euroclass close equivalents. Ampacet HALOFREE 709 also complies with human health and safety protection regulations including ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001 requirements for risk optimization, environment legislation such as 94/62/EC (European Packaging and Packaging Waste directive) and ROHS; REACH and automotive norm VDA 232-101 (Global Automotive Declarable Substance List).

Ampacet HALOFREE 709 is suited for use in a broad range of flexible applications, including carpet backing, industrial packaging materials, ceiling insulation, under-roof liners for homes, railway stations and stadiums.

For more information on Ampacet HALOFREE 709, email

About Ampacet

With 25 manufacturing sites located in 18 countries, Ampacet Corporation is a global masterbatch leader offering the broadest range of custom color, special effect, black, white and specialty additive masterbatches for flexible and rigid extrusion processes and applications. 

The company is committed to achieving sustained growth and profitability by designing innovative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions to enhance plastics’ visual appeal, functionality and performance beyond limits. 

Headquartered in Tarrytown, N.Y., Ampacet Corporation employs more than 2,000 people worldwide and operates technical and color development centers and manufacturing sites throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe.

For more information, contact Eileen Ferguson, Ampacet Corporation, 660 White Plains Rd., Tarrytown, NY 10591; Tel: 914.631.6600; Email:; or visit