Patent Number: 6,166,114

Title: Fire and electrical resistant compositions

Abstract: This invention relates to polyester and polyamide compositions which contain a flame retardant, one or more alkaline earth metal salts, and a reinforcing agent. The flame retardant includes a melamine phosphate compound. Addition of at least one alkaline earth metal salt maintains the physical properties and the electrical properties of the resin composition, which degrade upon addition of melamine or melamine salts, while retaining the desired flame retardancy.

Inventors: Cosstick; Kevin Bodle (Geneva, CH), Kasowski; Robert Valentine (West Chester, PA)

Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company

International Classification: C08K 3/00 (20060101); C08K 5/092 (20060101); C08K 5/3492 (20060101); C08K 5/00 (20060101); C08J 003/20 (); C08K 005/34 (); C08K 005/52 (); C08L 067/00 (); C08L 005/04 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017