Flame Retardants are essential for the safety of many products around us

PIN FRs ensure that electronics stay safe

Most fire deaths are from smoke toxicity, which is reduced by PIN FRs

Fires today grow nearly ten times faster than 40 years ago

PIN FRs can ensure fire safety of natural and recycled insulation products

Certain PIN flame retardants were found preferable by 3rd party research projects and institutions, such as ENFIRO, US EPA, Green Screen

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15/10/2019

FRPM Conference 2019

FRPM 2019, the 17th conference on Flame Retardant Polymeric Materials, brought together in Turku, 26-28 June 2019, some 220 participants worldwide. The conference showcased a wide range of R&D int...

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15/10/2019

Environmental challenges

Steve Hollins, ECHA (European Chemical Agency), suggested that industry should be proactive in substituting chemicals which are flagged as possibly problematic on any of the different ECHA ‘early warning’ lists, such as PACT (public activities coordination tool), CoRAP, or have been assessed in an RMOA (risk management option analysis).

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15/10/2019

Phosphorus FRs

Sabyasachi Gaan, EMPA Switzerland, presented development of DOPO derivative phosphorus PIN FRs for use in synthetic and bio-based polymers, from research through to industrial production: DOPO phosphphonamides (EDA-DOPO = 6,6'-(Ethane-1,2-diylbis(azanediyl))bis(dibenzo[c,e][1,2]oxaphosphinine-6-oxide)), today REACH registered and entering commercialisation by Metadynea; DOPO-PEPA (PEPA = 1-oxo-4-hydroxymethyl-2,6,7-trioxa-l-phosphabicyclo[2.2.2] octane), REACH registration underway, for application in polyester and polyolefins, under development with JET-Aviation for non-halogenated fire safety of wood products for aviation applications; and triazine DOPO, under development with BRUAG.

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