About TETRABROMOBISPHENOL A (TBBPA)


TBBPA is one of the 75 different brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and the largest BFR in terms of production volume globally, used to improve fire saftey. TBBPA is produced in Israel, the United States, Jordan, Japan and China. 70% of TBBPA is used as a reacted flame retardant in electrical and electronic equipment and 20% is used as an additive to plastics. The use of TBBPA is permitted worldwide.

In particular, TBBPA provides the necessary ignition resistance to comply with stringent fire safety standards – such as the UL 94 V0 standard – a standard for flammability of electronics with printed circuit boards and plastic materials.

For information on DecaBDE/TBBPA/HBCD regulatory status, please go to our regulatory centre.

For information on TBBPA please download the TBBPA factsheet.