Barstools like this one are a target application for the grade.
Bayer MaterialScience has developed and launched two new products based on polycarbonate that meet the DIN 4102 Class B and UNI 9177 Class 1 standards, which are especially important for furniture applications to be used in public buildings. The group says there is increasing demand from the furniture industry for transparent materials that are flame-retardant.
Makrolon FU1007 (the abbreviation FU stands for furniture) is said to have good flow properties, making it suitable for more customised designs. Makrolon FU4007 was formulated specifically for higher mechanical loads. Both grades include UV protection and are easy to process and colour.
“We developed both products at the request of furniture manufacturers with particular requirements for flame retardance due to use in public buildings,” said Matthias Rothe, Polycarbonate Marketing at Bayer MaterialScience. “This makes us the only supplier in this high-end market and rounds out our previous range of transparent plastics for the furniture industry.” Upon request, the company also supports customers with the design and trial production for such furniture applications.