About HEXABROMOCYCLODODECANE (HBCD)
Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) is a brominated flame retardant produced in Europe, US and Asia. The only HBCD production site in Europe is in the Netherlands.
HBCD is a brominated flame retardant used for many years mainly in thermal insulation foams and in textile coatings. In these applications, HBCD is a unique flame retardant used to protect human lives and property from fire.
For information on DecaBDE/TBBPA/HBCD regulatory status on a regional basis, please go to our regulatory centre.
For information on HBCD please download the HBCD factsheet.