Compounding to material requirements

Compounding to material requirements

Giulia Spezzati, Avient Avient is responding to customers’ wishes to move 100% halogen-free and is developing new PIN FR solutions to combine this with performance. Sustainability is a key objective, essential to customers’ futures, and non-halogenated fire safety...
PIN FRs in plastics recycling

PIN FRs in plastics recycling

Study by PNO for pinfa analyses development opportunities and data needs for PIN flame retardants in plastics recycling. Nearly 100 publications and patents were analysed, and six research and industry experts interviewed. There is today very little  published...
PIN FRs for PET from recycled bottles

PIN FRs for PET from recycled bottles

Less than 10% PIN FR loading, plus a chain extender, enabled production of quality PET foam from post-consumer bottles. Aluminium-tris-(diethylphosphinate) 8% with montmorillonite (MMT) nanoclay 1% were used as PIN flame retardant and a multi-functional epoxy-based...
Recycling

Recycling

Sabyasachi Gaan, EMPA (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology), outlined developments in recycling of FR thermoplastics and thermosets. Thermoplastics (PET, PE), due to their linear structure, are relatively easy to recycle via mechanical...
Finland lists problem FRs for recycling

Finland lists problem FRs for recycling

Report for Business Finland lists 25 problematic or potentially problematic (under assessment) flame retardants, of which 21 are halogenated FRs and four are organophosphorus FRs : trixylyl phosphate (TXP), triphenyl phosphate (TPP = TPhP), tricresyl phosphate (TMPP),...