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Due to concerted environmental regulations, some of the halogenated flame retardants such as decabromodiphenyl ether are being phased out. The focus of this project is to complete an investigation into the effectiveness of a bio-derived non-halogenated flame retardant material. Ultimately, the proprietary flame retardant could be compounded into a polyethylene resin to accommodate wire and cable grade products. The successful qualification of the flame retardant will serve as an alternative to current halogenated additives. Extensive testing has shown the ability to reduce the rate of thermal degradation, and has indicated the ability to be melt processed with the base resin. Processability was found to be effected only slightly by increasing loading levels as well.