Campaign on fire safety for next European Parliament

Campaign on fire safety for next European Parliament

FSEU (Fire Safe Europe), and Vladimir Maňka, MEP, with over 20 other MEPs, have launched a campaign targeting current members of the European Parliament and candidates for the May 2019 European Parliament elections to “pledge to improve fire safety”. The...
24 000 home electrical fires in the USA

24 000 home electrical fires in the USA

Some 24 000 electrical fires per year occur in US homes (2014-2016), causing 310 deaths, 850 injuries and nearly 900 million US$ property loss. Electrical fires result in property value losses double those of other fires on average, and remain limited to the object in...
Solvay polymers to make Smart Cities safer

Solvay polymers to make Smart Cities safer

Solvay Performance Polyamides has added new compounds to its range of non-halogenated flame retardant polyamides (see pinfa Newsletters n°39 and 68), adapted for applications in miniaturised electrical and electronic equipment. At only 0.4 mm thickness, UL94-V0 and...
Speciality PIN FR polymers for electrical fire safety

Speciality PIN FR polymers for electrical fire safety

Lanxess has extended their performance PIN flame retardant PBT-based polymers (polybutylene terephthalate) by a new product offering high glow wire resistance, adapted to ensure fire safety of electrical equipment and electrical vehicles. The new material is certified...
Workshop on design for fire safety in green electronics

Workshop on design for fire safety in green electronics

San José, California, 30th April – 1st May 2019. Day 1 will provide an overview of flame retardants, fire testing and formulation for electrical and electronic applications, with presentations by Alex Morgan (UDRI), testing and standards organisations and compounders....