NEWS

22/05/2018

Fire safety treatment of wood

Laia Haurie, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, presented tests of resin-impregnation of wood, with the objective of developing flame retarded wood-plastic composites. Two phosphorous flame retard...

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22/05/2018

Ecological flame retardant textiles and composites

Marc Vanhoomissen, Veramitex SA, Belgium, presented the LIFE-FARBioTY project: Fire and Ageing Resistance Biocomposite for Transportation industry (see pinfa Newsletter n°83). This project aims to de...

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22/05/2018

Lignin and tannin as flame retardants

Fouad Laoutid, Materia Nova, Belgium, presented tests of several bio-based FRs in PLA (poly lactic acid). Lignin grafted ammonium phosphate groups enabled to achieve V0 (3mm) but lignin poses challeng...

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22/05/2018

Ageing and weather resistance

Jean-Luc Gardette, Clermont-Auvergne University, France, discussed the challenges of ensuring that weathering, and in particular ultraviolet radiation (UV), does not deteriorate the properties of fla...

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22/05/2018

Green chemistry and chemical substitution

Jonathan Crozier, pinfa Sector Group manager, Cefic, and Chris Thornton, consultant, explained that PIN flame retardant fire safety solutions are essential to support EU objectives of bio-economy, sus...

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22/05/2018

Smoke toxicity

Anna Stec, UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire), UK, gave her vision of smoke toxicity from fires involving today’s synthetic materials (see summaries of her recent papers in pinfa Newsletters n...

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22/05/2018

Innovative flame retardancy applications

Alexis Chopin, Eurostar Engineering Plastics, presented radiation-activated cross-linking processes which can improve polymer heat stability and fire performance. In addition to reducing polymer decom...

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22/05/2018

PIN flame retardants for 3D-printing

José-Marie Lopez-Cuesta, C2MA Mines d’Alès, France, outlined the importance of developing performance flame retardants for 3D printing. 3D printed objects show high fire risk, because objects are...

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14/05/2018

France maintains construction fire safety obligations

The French Parliament is currently processing proposed legislation to enable the Government to simplify by decree certain construction regulation constraints, in order to authorise alternative constru...

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