Bus fire kills 18

Bus fire kills 18

Fire reportedly caused by electrical fault in air conditioner kills 18 passengers in bus in Nooriabad, Pakistan, other passengers were seriously burnt.  Police stated that the fire started in the air conditioner, possibly because of a short circuit. The bus was taking...
EU plans wildfire preparedness

EU plans wildfire preparedness

The European Commission and Council have outlined the need for increased wildfire action in the face of climate change risks. At an informal meeting 5th September, EU Member States, the commission and the Czech Council Presidency gave tribute to firefighters’...
Insurance company warns of e-bike fires

Insurance company warns of e-bike fires

AXA UK warns of increasing fire risks from lithium-ion batteries in electric bicycles and e-scooters.  AXA UK has covered nearly half a million UK£ losses on claims caused by such batteries. The insurer says such fires are increasing exponentially and usually occur in...
Mineral synergists for intumescent PIN FRs

Mineral synergists for intumescent PIN FRs

Pinfa member IMERYS has launched a range of mineral flame retardant (FR) synergists for engineered thermoplastics. The synergists are morphologically and chemically engineered for use in thermoplastics. Each product provides unique performance enhancing properties in...
Sports EV cooling element of PIN FR nylon

Sports EV cooling element of PIN FR nylon

German sports electric car uses Lanxess (pinfa member) non-halogenated flame retardant nylon for charger heat dissipation. The charging system manufacturer is Leopold Kostal GmbH, Luedenscheid, Germany, a global automotive, solar and electrical contact system...