PIN FRs for fire safety of recycled textiles

PIN FRs for fire safety of recycled textiles

Insulation panels produced from of end-of-life textiles must be fire safety treated for safe use in buildings. In this study, an insulating panel material made from recycled automotive textiles (seats, ceiling upholstery, foot pads, anti-noise …) with polyurethane...
UK consults on Furniture Fire Regulations

UK consults on Furniture Fire Regulations

Public consultation on recast of UK’s 1988 Furniture Fire Safety Regulations open to 24th October 2023. The consultation includes a draft regulatory text “to illustrate the approach”. The proposed new regulations would require (art. 12) the finished upholstered...
DOPO coating of polyamide fibres

DOPO coating of polyamide fibres

Phosphorus PIN FR DOPO was coated on PA6 textile achieving vertical burn self-extinguishing and wash semi-durable. DOPO cannot be compounded into polyamide because it is not stable at the polymer extrusion temperature. In this study, PA6 fabric (113 g/m2) was coated...
Call for flame retardants book contributions

Call for flame retardants book contributions

Industry expert input is invited for new Elsevier book on “Flame Retardant Selection for Polymers”, covering FR selection, formulation and regulations. Chapters cover FR formulation and processing in different types of polymer, applications for specific sectors...
PIN FRs for recycled newspaper composite

PIN FRs for recycled newspaper composite

PIN flame retardants were tested to enable fire safety of polypropylene – recycled newspaper fibre composites. Waste fibres can replace glass fibre to provide strength in plastic composites, enabling waste valorisation and also reducing tool wear and processing...