pinfa-NA explainer video series – n°5

pinfa-NA explainer video series – n°5

5th educational video explains, with examples, how flame retardants can prevent fires happening or reduce their gravity. The 4 minute video outlines how FRs can prevent ignition, with the example of a burning cigarette dropped on a hotel lobby carpet. The video...
E-bike catches fire on Toronto metro

E-bike catches fire on Toronto metro

The incident showed the effectiveness of demanding fire and smoke safety standards in underground rail systems. Only the e-bike owner and one other passenger sustained non life-threatening injuries from the bike battery fire and other passengers escaped safely when...
Experts say FR materials saved lives

Experts say FR materials saved lives

Airbus and materials scientists say fire resistant composites saved lives of the 349 passengers in Tokyo plane crash. All passengers on the A350 escaped alive after the aircraft hit a small stationary plane on the runway during landing (see pinfa Newsletter n° 156)....
PIN FR for fire safe EV portable charging

PIN FR for fire safe EV portable charging

Mobility Dock EV mobile charger by Lapp uses BASF’s high strength, UV resistant PIN flame retardant polyamide. The Mobility Dock provides a compact, ergonomic, transportable solution to charge electric vehicles from standard household sockets. BASF’s polyamide...
Book: Flame Retardant Nanocomposites

Book: Flame Retardant Nanocomposites

Nano-delivered PIN FRs can form nanocomposites for enhanced performance and fire safety in modern materials. This book presents a range of “emerging” nanocomposite FR solutions, including bio-based nano-materials, graphenes, minerals and metal compounds, metal-organic...