PIN FR polycarbonate (PC) without PFAS

PIN FR polycarbonate (PC) without PFAS

Avient launches first non-halogenated flame retardant solution for E&E PC which does not need PTFE anti-drip (PFAS). Polycarbonate offers heat resistance, impact strength, stability and aesthetic qualities needed in electronic and electrical equipment....
Non-halogenated WEEE easier to recycle

Non-halogenated WEEE easier to recycle

Post-consumer electronics polymers show better recycling when brominated flame retardants are not present. End-of-life WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) plastics from Finland were sorted by polymer type (using X-Ray Fluorescence XRF) and by bromine...
Brominated FRs in WEEE slowly decreasing

Brominated FRs in WEEE slowly decreasing

Levels of brominated flame retardants in end-of-life electronics are slowly falling, but may hinder recycling and increase costs. Study by DSS+, funded by the bromine industry, notes that Europe generates 2.6 million t/y (2021) of WEEE (waste electrical and electronic...
Fire LCA polymer vs. mineral insulation

Fire LCA polymer vs. mineral insulation

Greenhouse emissions from polymer insulation in fires are comparable to those from thermal mineral wool insulation. Lifetime average emissions from fires involving polystyrene insulation are calculated to be comparable to those resulting from the inferior thermal...
Phosphorus PIN FRs for safer bus interiors

Phosphorus PIN FRs for safer bus interiors

Tests show phosphorus flame retardants reduce heat release and smoke compared to non-FR or halogenated FR ABS. Neat ABS polymer, a material widely used in bus and coach interiors, was compared to ABS with halogenated and with phosphorus PIN flame retardants (PFRs). 26...