NEWS

14/01/2020

AMI

Gerd Allermann, AMI, opened this 14th Fire Resistance in Plastics, noting that the conference has again brought together over 160 delegates from across the world. He identified four key themes for the...

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14/01/2020

pinfa and Cefic

Jonathan Crozier, pinfa and Cefic, outlined the new needs for flame retardants in plastics in emobility. Electric vehicles are currently less than 2% of the world automotive market (but nearly 5% in China), but growth is expected to exceed 70% per year.

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14/01/2020

Solvay

Cécile Corriol and Xavier Couillens, Solvay, presented developments in performance PIN-FR polyamide (Solvay Technyl) materials responding to new requirements for electric vehicles.

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14/01/2020

ICL-IP

Lein Tange, ICL-IP, set the scene for the discussion with a summary of the challenges and opportunities for recycling technical plastics and a presentation of several European R&D and pilot industrial recycling projects. The EU WEEE Directive (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment 2012/19/EU) obliges to separate out plastics containing brominated flame retardants.

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14/01/2020

Institute for Testing and Certification (Czech Republic)

Franky Puype, Institute for Testing and Certification (Czech Republic), presented the analysis of brominated flame retardants in 3 consumer goods made of recycled plastics purchased in the EU (cube toy, kaleidoscope toy, bottle cooler) using the Frontier Laboratories Pyrolysis system.

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14/01/2020

Panel discussions on recycling

This year’s Flame Retardants in Plastics Conference included a panel discussion on recycling, moderated by Isabel de Castro, Flame Retardants Europe, with Chris Thornton of pinfa, Karen Janssens of Campine, Rudolf Pfaendner of Fraunhofer LBF and Lein Tange of ICL-IP

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14/01/2020

Carl Spaeter GmbH

Carl Spaeter supplies different grades of the mineral flame retardant MDH, in particular for cables for different sectors (transport, electrical, construction …), and to applications in construction, such as roofing membranes.

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14/01/2020

De Monchy International

De Monchy centres on providing quality products to customers, ensuring high levels consistent over coming years. Sustainability is a priority for the company, which is moving away from brominated FRs with a developing offer of ‘green’ and non-toxic FRs.

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14/01/2020

Fire and Polymers Belgium

Günter Beyer, Fire and Polymers Belgium, summarised possibilities of bio-sourced flame retardants, Phytic acid (inositol hexaphosphoric acid), the natural phosphorus storage molecule in plants (especially in seeds), with up to 28% P by weight, has been demonstrated to be an effective flame retardant, and is readily available.

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