EU court confirms halogenated FR ban

EU court confirms halogenated FR ban

The European General Court has validated the EU Ecodesign Regulation ban on halogenated FRs in TV and monitor cases. The Court has dismissed a challenge brought by BSEF, an industry group whose members are four companies manufacturing brominated flame retardants FRs...
US’ grim sequels to Grenfell

US’ grim sequels to Grenfell

Two recent fires in public housing in the US, leaving 29 dead lead to calls for reform in fire safety regulations and funding.17 people died in the Twin Parks North West public housing building, in the Bronx, New York on 13th January, all killed by smoke because...
Increasing threat of wildfires

Increasing threat of wildfires

UNEP predicts global increase of extreme wildfires and recommends ecosystem management and asset protection. Uncontrollable wildfires will increase, even in regions previously unaffected, because of climate change, land-use and population change, resulting in...
Flame Retardancy Polymer Science

Flame Retardancy Polymer Science

New 470-page book on fire analysis principles and applications inc. flame retardancy, toxicity, standards and regulations. Addresses techniques for characterisation of fire and flame behaviour and smoke toxicity, laboratory testing techniques, industrial aspects of...
PIN compounds to recycle polyurethanes

PIN compounds to recycle polyurethanes

Phosphorus, nitrogen and inorganics used in polyurethane chemical recycling produce PIN flame retardant recycled PUR. Glycolysis is the most widespread route for chemical recycling of polyurethanes (PUR). Glycols or glycerol (which can be bio-derived), with catalysts,...