Proposed modifications to IWUIC fire code

Proposed modifications to IWUIC fire code

Revision of the (US) International Wildland Urban Interface Code shows wide discussion on materials fire resistance. The code defines requirements for land use and for buildings within wildland urban interface areas, with the aim of reducing impacts and dangers of...
Batteries, technologies and fire safety

Batteries, technologies and fire safety

Fire fighter suggests to anticipate fire safety in new materials, rather than trying to deal with consequences. Lithium ion batteries, lightweight timber and steel construction, new polymers: these all bring new fire risks for society and challenges for fire fighters....
Cost of fire in England: 12 billion UK£/year

Cost of fire in England: 12 billion UK£/year

Government estimates total fire costs at 12 bn UK£/y, of which a 1/4 is impacts of fire, and 3/4 fire prevention and mitigation. The report covers only fires attended by fire services, for the year ending March 2020 and covers only England (population 56.5 million,...
Perspectives on FR polymer recycling

Perspectives on FR polymer recycling

Detailed review of technologies, implementation and perspectives for recycling of flame retardant polymers. Based on over 230 references, of which nearly 30 are summarised in a table, this review covers recycling of different polymers with PIN and with halogenated...
PIN FR 3-D printing for rigid performance

PIN FR 3-D printing for rigid performance

BASF Forward AM non-halogenated FR resin offers high throughput production of rigid technical parts to UL 94 V-0. The photopolymer resin is compatible with a range of 3D printers, offers low viscosity (350 mPa at 30 ºC) and easy to print process. The resin offers high...