NEWS

13/02/2020

New pinfa member: Grolman

Grolman is a leading international distributor and business development partner in speciality chemicals, present in 40 countries and providing a range of performance materials, additives, fillers, pigments, binders, and flame retardants to Industries including, amongst others: plastics & rubber, wires & cables, paints & coatings, adhesives & sealants, composites, batteries, personal care.

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13/02/2020

Roger Avakian for SPE “Fellow Award”

Roger Avakian, of Avakian Polychem Consulting, will be awarded the prestigious Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) “Fellow Award” at SPE ANTEC 2020, recognising his contribution to the plastics industry.

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13/02/2020

Washington consultation on “priority products”

Following on from the consultation on defining “priority chemicals” in 2019 (see pinfa Newsletter n°108), the State of Washington has now opened to 2nd March 2020 a consultation on “priority products”.

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13/02/2020

PIN FRs maintained on TCO accepted list

TCO, the health, environment and worker protection label for office and home electronics, has updated its list of “alternative safer substances” to now include 14 PIN flame retardants, including mineral FRs (ATH, MDH), nitrogen FRs (melamine polyphosphate) and phosphorus FRs

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13/02/2020

US defines fire standards for mass timber construction

The state of Utah and the city of Denver, Colorado, have taken the lead in introducing mass timber into its Building Code, as of 2020. Mass timber is defined as the use of large, solid wood panels for wall, floor and roof construction.

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13/02/2020

US heads for minimal national furniture fire standards

The US Congress voted on 17th December 2019 the “Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act” (SOFFA, H.R.2647).

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13/02/2020

PIN FR polyamide for 3D-printing for e-mobility

Clariant has launched a range of glass fibre reinforced polyamides for 3D-printing which use phosphorus-based PIN flame retardants to achieve demanding fire performance and low smoke toxicity.

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13/02/2020

First ever FR photopolymer for SLA 3D-Printing

The Austrian high-tech 2015 start-up Cubicure, a spin-off from TU Wien, has launched the first ever flame-retardant photopolymer for SLA (Stereolithography 3D-Printing process).

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13/02/2020

HEXPOL TPE reliable and durable FR cable compounds

The international polymer compounder HEXPOL TPE, specialised in thermoplastic elastomers, has launched new PIN FR materials for performance cable sheathing, with the objective of ensuring high standards of reliability and durability, customisation and easy processing, as well as low toxicity and smoke levels.

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