FRX Innovations’ Nofia® flame retardant for polyurethane foam adopted by a leading German luxury car brand
Innovations is pleased to announce that the company has begun shipping its flagship product, Nofia® flame retardant, for use in the cabins of a leading German luxury car manufacturer. This commercial launch extends the use of Nofia® to a second production model and deepens a relationship with a European luxury car manufacturer’s strategic supplier in the Chinese market.
This commercial launch follows an extensive development and approval process, Nofia® by FRX
Innovations’ partner, China’s leading polyurethane foam manufacturer Xianzhong Polyurethane Co., Ltd., formulates and converts polyurethane foam.
Sustainable and permanent flame retardants for automotive interiors is a fast-growing market segment and the result of ESG Global’s shift from traditional toxic flame retardants to more sustainable and permanent solutions such as Nofia® pioneered by FRX . Nofia® has a unique set of properties, including flame retardancy, as well as meeting very stringent odor and fogging requirements. The company sees this as a validation of its technology and further proof of FRX
Innovations’ leadership in the fast-growing non-toxic, non-leaching flame retardant industry.
Marc Lebel, CEO of FRX Innovations, said: “We are excited about Nofia®’s expansion into the luxury vehicle market and the strengthening of its relationship with Xiangzhong. FRX
Innovations is able to deliver the right solution to the market at a globally competitive price, while maintaining the high performance demanded by luxury automakers. Nofia® will continue to gain ground in the global automotive market as the transition from traditional toxic flame retardants to non-toxic solutions accelerates. ”
Innovations is a commercial manufacturer of non-toxic, non-leaching Nofia® flame retardants used in a wide range of consumer applications. Many conventional flame retardant solutions are known to be highly toxic and pose long-term health risks to humans and animals. With new regulations requiring OEMs to stay away from toxic chemicals, Nofia® is positioned to lead with a first-mover advantage in multiple markets.
About FRX Innovations
Innovations is a global manufacturing company producing a range of environmentally sustainable flame retardant products serving several large markets including electronics, automotive, electric vehicles (EV) and medical devices. FRX
Innovations is led by an experienced team of commercial and technical experts and is positioned to be a leader in the fast-growing market for flame retardant plastics and additives. Nofia® products are produced at its manufacturing facility in the Belgian port of Antwerp, one of the largest chemical production clusters in the world. Nofia polyphosphates are produced using sustainable green chemistry principles such as a solvent-free production process with no waste by-products. FRX
Innovations’ product portfolio includes an extensive patent portfolio. The company has received numerous awards, including the U.S. EPA’s Environmental Merit Award, the Belgian Business Environment Award, and the Flanders Investment of the Year Award, and has been named to the Global Cleantech 100 list six times.