NEWS

15/10/2019

FRPM Conference 2019

FRPM 2019, the 17th conference on Flame Retardant Polymeric Materials, brought together in Turku, 26-28 June 2019, some 220 participants worldwide. The conference showcased a wide range of R&D int...

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15/10/2019

Environmental challenges

Steve Hollins, ECHA (European Chemical Agency), suggested that industry should be proactive in substituting chemicals which are flagged as possibly problematic on any of the different ECHA ‘early warning’ lists, such as PACT (public activities coordination tool), CoRAP, or have been assessed in an RMOA (risk management option analysis).

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15/10/2019

Phosphorus FRs

Sabyasachi Gaan, EMPA Switzerland, presented development of DOPO derivative phosphorus PIN FRs for use in synthetic and bio-based polymers, from research through to industrial production: DOPO phosphphonamides (EDA-DOPO = 6,6'-(Ethane-1,2-diylbis(azanediyl))bis(dibenzo[c,e][1,2]oxaphosphinine-6-oxide)), today REACH registered and entering commercialisation by Metadynea; DOPO-PEPA (PEPA = 1-oxo-4-hydroxymethyl-2,6,7-trioxa-l-phosphabicyclo[2.2.2] octane), REACH registration underway, for application in polyester and polyolefins, under development with JET-Aviation for non-halogenated fire safety of wood products for aviation applications; and triazine DOPO, under development with BRUAG.

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15/10/2019

Research into bio-based PIN flame retardants

Xin Wang, University of Science and Technology of China, presented proposed PIN FRs derived from bio-based cardanol, tested in epoxies, including by reaction with organic phosphorus chemicals such as phosphaphenanthrene or benzoxazine, with zirconium phosphate, in combination with boron graphene nanosheets and in layered double hydroxides.

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15/10/2019

Researching new FR coating technologies

Bartosz Weclawski, University of Bolton, UK, presented research into use of plasma technology based on an atmospheric pressure plasma and high power UV laser. Multiplexed Laser Surface Enhancement (MLSE from MTIX Ltd., UK) can bond fire retardant precursors physico-chemically and even covalently into a fabric, followed by plasma/UV, so avoiding the conventional wet processing cycles.

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15/10/2019

Fire safety for wood and timber

In the wood and timber sectors, Teknos’ industrial customers today are looking for ‘green’ coating and treatment solutions: water based, VOC emissions free, non-halogenated and if possible bio-based. In the construction sector, demand for fire safety treatments is increasing, especially for public buildings, with today also demand for low smoke (Euroclass).

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15/10/2019

Fire safety for polyurethanes

Rolf Albach, Covestro Covestro sees fire safety as an increasing challenge in all applications of plastic foams, in particular in buildings, where such foams offer the best insulation performance, cost effectiveness and adaptability of materials available.

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15/10/2019

Innovative FRs for textiles and fibre-compounds

Jelena Vasiljević, University of Ljubljana, presented tests of three DOPO derivatives as additive PIN FRs in polyamide 6 fibres. The FRs were added in the caprolactam melt before polyamide polymerisation.

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15/10/2019

Recycling flame retardant plastics

Jürgen Troitzsch, Fire and Environmental Protection Services, summarised the opportunities for the circular economy for plastics and implications for flame retardants.

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