PIN FR for secondary fibre brocade fabric

PIN FR for secondary fibre brocade fabric

Ammonium poly phosphate PIN FR effective for durable fire safety for Varanasi brocade woven from waste pineapple fibres. Indian handloom Varanasi textiles are >80% exported so must meet fire safety standards. Secondary pineapple cellulose fibres can replace cotton,...
pinfa Annual Report 2022

pinfa Annual Report 2022

pinfa now has over thirty full and associate members active in 2022 on policy, recycling, communications and worldwide. pinfa’s Annual Report 2022 provides a 30-page summary of actions on PIN flame retardants in the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability and...
18 000 cows die in Texas fire

18 000 cows die in Texas fire

Some 18 000 cows died and a worker was seriously injured in a fire on a Texas dairy farm, 10th April 2023. The fire may have started in a slurry pumping machine, possibly leading to an explosion of methane gas released from manure. This is the deadliest “barn fire”...
Bio-based PIN FR for cotton textiles

Bio-based PIN FR for cotton textiles

Bio-sourced taurine reacted with phosphorus and nitrogen for a wash-durable PIN flame retardant for cotton-nylon blends. Taurine is a sulphur-containing amino acid derivative, widely found in animals and plants (the name comes from its presence in bull’s bile). It was...
PIN flame retardant dyes

PIN flame retardant dyes

German Government funded DTNW project will develop non-halogenated reactive fabric dyes with FR properties. Every textile finishing process involves washing and drying of textiles, which requires water and energy. By combining into one the two processes of dyeing and...