Multinational insulation manufacturers phase out flame retardant HBCD

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Multinational manufacturers Dow, Owens Corning and Kingspan have phased out halogenated flame retardant hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) from their building insulation products.

HBCD has been commonly used in expanded and extruded polystyrene (EPS and XPS) foam produced for the building and construction industry to meet fire safety standards.

Leigh Stringer

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