US heads for minimal national furniture fire standards

US heads for minimal national furniture fire standards

The US Congress voted on 17th December 2019 the “Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act” (SOFFA, H.R.2647). This must now pass the US Senate. If the bill is finally adopted, then California Technical Bulletin 117–2013 would become a US federal standard for...
PIN FR for interior wood achieves Greenguard Gold

PIN FR for interior wood achieves Greenguard Gold

Koppers, a specialist in wood treatment, wood products and carbon chemicals, has launched FlamePRO, for pressure treatment for fire safety of interior-application wood construction materials, plywood and timber. This market is estimated at 60 – 80 US$ million for the...
Bio-based (vitamin B5) P – N FR for cotton

Bio-based (vitamin B5) P – N FR for cotton

D-Panthenol (vitamin B5) is widely present in plants and animals, including in e.g. milk and soybean, and naturally contains both nitrogen and reactive OH groups. D-Panthenol was here reacted with phosphoric acid, without using solvents, to produce a phosphorus and...
Hyphosphite PIN FRs for cotton

Hyphosphite PIN FRs for cotton

A research paper tests calcium hypophosphite (CaPi) and magnesium hypophosphite (MgPi) as PIN FRs for cotton fabrics, also with nano-particles of a clay and a silsesquioxane as synergists (sodium montmorillonite, octa-ammonium polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane...