CHELMSFORD, Mass.--FRX Polymers, Inc. (FRX), the global leader of halogen-free polymeric flame retardant solutions, announced today that it has been included in the 2015 Global Cleantech 100 list. The prestigious award is presented annually to the top 100 most promising and innovative firms by the Cleantech Group, a leading global research and advisory firm focused on sustainable innovation. This is the 3rd time that FRX Polymers has been nominated; the company received the award on January 26, 2016 at the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco CA.
In 2015, 6,900 companies were nominated; they were filtered by a scoring system to a short list of 323 companies for consideration by Cleantech’s 100-member expert panel. The panel is drawn principally from representatives of multi-national corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting, and from leading financial investors in Asia, Europe and North America. The panel includes pioneers, leaders, veterans, and new entrants in Cleantech. The composition of the expert panel is created to be broadly representative of the global cleantech community.
Nofia®, FRX Polymers’ polymeric halogen-free flame retardant solutions, replaces halogenated flame retardants, which are widely used and are being phased out due to toxicity concerns. Nofia products have been registered globally and have a favorable toxicological profile. Nofia products are produced using sustainable green chemistry principles therefore its process is solvent free, creates no waste bi-products and has near 100% atom efficiency. The USA Environmental Protection Agency has recognized FRX with the Environmental Merit Award citing the company as an example of an innovative New England company making a real difference by making products that reduce risks to human health and reduce environmental damage while simultaneously delivering fire safety.
“We are honored to have been placed on the prestigious Global Cleantech 100 list of leading private companies in the Cleantech space. The GCT100 consists of very impressive companies and to be placed with this group by our peers is highly gratifying. The award recognizes the FRX Team’s commitment to developing products that address important market needs while also protecting our environment with sustainable materials,” said Marc Lebel, President and CEO of FRX Polymers.
“FRX Polymers, having been placed on the Global Cleantech 100 list for a third time now, is an outstanding company. We have been privileged to have been part of FRX Polymers’ growth journey over the past 7 years since we first saw them present at Cleantech Forum Europe 2009 in Copenhagen,” said Richard Youngman, CEO of Cleantech Group.
About Cleantech Group
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About FRX Polymers
FRX Polymers, Inc. was founded in 2007 following over five years of intensive research and development in the field of halogen-free polymeric flame retardant blend components. The company operates a pilot plant in Chelmsford, MA and a full scale commercial plant in Antwerp, Belgium. FRX is in the high growth phase of its evolution. It is commercializing a novel family of halogen-free, transparent, high melt flowing, polymeric flame retardant polymers. FRX Polymers is headquartered in Chelmsford MA. For more information about its products, visit their website at www.frxpolymers.com.