Polyphosphonate FR for quality cars

Polyphosphonate FR for quality cars

pinfa member, FRX Innovations (FRW Polymers), has started supplying PIN FR for use in interiors by a leading German car manufacturer. The application, developed in partnership with Xianzhong, a leading Chinese polyurethane foam manufacturer, follows an extensive...
NGOs campaign on FRs in children’s car seats

NGOs campaign on FRs in children’s car seats

US environmental health NGO “The Ecology Center” (Michigan) has published analysis of 600 components (fabric, foam, structural plastics) from 25 car seats (3 from the EU, 22 from the USA). Over 30% of seats showed bromine content (presumed to be FR), over 20% fluorine...
NGOs campaign on FRs in children’s car seats

Substitute brominated FR shows thyroid toxicity

BTBPE = 1, 2-bis (2,4, 6-tribromophenoxy) ethane has been used to substitute the now-banned brominated flame retardant Octa-BDE (listed as POP in 2009). Sixty rats were dosed with 0 – 250 gm/kg BTBPE in feed for 30 days. Thyroid hormones FT4 and TT4 were significantly...
Studies on phosphorus flame retardants

Studies on phosphorus flame retardants

Infant exposure to organo-phosphorus FRs (OPFRs). A study of 259 children aged 3.5 years and 388 mothers in France (ELFE cohort) found nine OPFRs (out of 15 analysed) in at least one fifth of hair samples. DEEP, TEHP, TiPP, TMP, TOCP and TXP were not significantly...