Federal-Mogul Corporation today announced it has developed a new flame-retardant polyethylene terephthalate for use in interior vehicle trim and in wiring harness insulation of motor vehicles.
Most flame-retardant materials are used to delay the spread of fire, but unlike Federal-Mogul's polyethylene terephthalate yarn, these typically contain halogenated substances that emit thick black smoke and toxic gases when they burn. Breathing in these toxic gasses can be extremely dangerous for drivers and passengers. The new yarn is a halogen-free flame-retardant material that doesn't release "flaming drips" when it burns.
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