What are Halogen-free Epoxy Coating Powders?

The Euro­pean (RoHS) and Japan­ese (JIG) guide­lines rec­om­mend con­trols on halo­genat­ed com­pounds. The rea­son is envi­ron­men­tal as these are believed to release diox­ins (tox­ic by-prod­ucts) once they are burned which has also been linked to the increase risk of can­cer.

What elements are considered halogens?

Halo­gens are the ele­ments found in group or col­umn VIIA of the Peri­od­ic Table of the Ele­ments and include:

  • Flu­o­rine (F)
  • Chlo­rine (Cl)
  • Bromine (Br)
  • Ion­dine (I)
  • Astat­tine (At)

As it con­cerns epoxy coat­ing pow­ders, or epoxy mold­ing com­pounds, halo­gens have been his­tor­i­cal­ly used as the ingre­di­ents in the flame retar­dant por­tion of the for­mu­la­tion which typ­i­cal­ly includ­ed bromines. In cas­es where there are no flame retar­dants, there are no halo­gens as in the case with epoxy coat­ing pow­ders for motor irons or bus­bars, where the met­al mass is so large as to not require flame-retar­dants.

Test Method TM EN 14582 Solids Extraction per IPC TM 2.3.34

Var­i­ous stan­dards exist that give a def­i­n­i­tion of halo­gen-free mate­ri­als includ­ing:

  • JEITA ET-7304
  • IEC 61249–2-21
  • JEDEC

Though the require­ment is slight­ly dif­fer­ent in each stan­dard, they all refer to Test Method TM EN 14582 Solids Extrac­tion per IPC TM 2.3.34 and they all agree that if a mate­r­i­al con­tains less than 900 ppm (parts per mil­lion) each or a total of less than 1500 ppm of bromine and chlo­rine, then a mate­r­i­al is con­sid­ered to be halo­gen-free.

CAPLINQ offers halogen-free Epoxy Coating Powders

CAPLINQ does still offer halo­gen-con­tain­ing mate­ri­als for cus­tomers who have not made the switch to halo­gen-free epoxy coat­ing pow­ders, but also offers Halo­gen-Free Func­tion­al Epoxy Coat­ing Pow­ders for cus­tomers who have made the switch to halo­gen-free prod­ucts.

CAPLINQ offers complete range of Epoxy Coating Powders

Please vis­it us for more infor­ma­tion about our com­plete range of Func­tion­al Epoxy Coat­ing Pow­ders includ­ing Epoxy Coat­ing Pow­ders for Bus­bar and Switchgear Equip­ment, Epoxy Coat­ing Pow­der for Motor Iron Arma­tures and Sta­tors, Epoxy Coat­ing Pow­ders for Resis­tors, Capac­i­tors, Varis­tors and Pas­sive Elec­tron­ics, Epoxy Coat­ing Pow­ders for Toroids, Mag­net­ic and Pow­der Cores, Epoxy Bind­ing Resin for Pot Cores

Vis­it caplinq.com to learn more about Epoxy Coat­ing Pow­ders or con­tact us for more details on any of our prod­ucts.

About Chris Perabo

Chris is an energetic and enthusiastic engineer and entrepreneur. He is always interested in taking highly technical subjects and distilling these to their essence so that even the layman can understand. He loves to get into the technical details of an issue and then understand how it can be useful for specific customers and applications. Chris is currently the Director of Business Development at CAPLINQ.

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