NEWS

  • By Year

  • By Application

  • Reset
April 14, 2021

Pinfa launches new educational tool on fire safety and flame retardants

Here is an overview presentation with, 80+ slides of information and graphics explaining materials’ fire safety, flame retardants, relevant fire tests and standardsas well as environmental and health aspects.

READ MORE
March 24, 2021

pinfa sustainability strategy

pinfa’s General Assembly discussed directions for PIN FRs in the context of the new EU Chemicals Strategy and the Green Deal.

READ MORE

Fire, smoke & toxicity for transportation

Pinfa-NA – sampe (Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering) free online event, 28 April 2021.

READ MORE

Training to formulate fire safe materials

Four interactive webinars will provide insight into flame retardant product design for formulators and compounders.

READ MORE

More PIN FRs on TCO accepted list

Sixteen PIN FRs are now on the TCO Certified list of safer alternatives.

READ MORE

Fire dangers from objects near buildings

Bench fire destroys school and again shows risks of outside furniture or decorations not covered by building regulations.

READ MORE

Eastman announce polyester recycling plant

100 000 t/y of waste polymers will be broken down by methanolysis to chemical building blocks for new quality plastics.

READ MORE

Halogen free flame retardant PC blends

Romiloy 7410® is a non-halogen rubber-modified PC blend offering mechanical, UV and fire performance (UL94-V @1.5 mm).

READ MORE

PIN FR 3D-printing for aviation

Stratasys’ ULTEM™ 9085 resin performance 3D-printing filaments meet aviation and railway fire, smoke and toxicity standards.

READ MORE

Safe FR coating for furniture

Annabel Furniture, with Flamaway, has launched a novel FR coating to achieve fire safety, e.g. on polyester fabrics.

READ MORE

Loctite FR photopolymer for Asiga printers

Henkel’s halogen-free photo-curing resin is validated for Asiga 3D-printers, enabling ultra-fast, precision manufacturing.

READ MORE

Fire safe waterproof sun-protection

Markilux has launched a halogen-free flame retardant polyester sun shading fabric for its designer awnings and blinds

READ MORE

LSHF cable for long term reliability

Low Smoke Zero Halogen cables ensure low toxicity and high visibility in fire, operation up to 105°C and 70 years working life.

READ MORE

Aviation carpet with recycled binder

Anker, Devan and Shark Solutions have developed a halogen-free FR carpet for aviation using 100% recycled PVB binder (polyvinyl butyral) sourced from recycled vehicle and construction glass.

READ MORE

Toxic gases from electric vehicle fires

RiSE report concludes EV fires have similar heat release to conventional vehicles, but specific additional toxicity risks.

READ MORE

Challenges of lithium ion battery fires

A review of 150 papers shows the high variability of LiB fires, importance of battery chemistry and of state of charges (SOC).

READ MORE

Lithium ion battery fire toxicity

Thermal runaway and fire test of large cell battery shows high toxic emissions and dangers to firefighters.

READ MORE

PIN FRs suppress smoke in polyurethane

A combination of ammonium polyphosphate and magnesium-iron-LDH halved smoke density and toxicity of polyurethane.

READ MORE

PIN FRs can reduce respirable fibres in fire

Phosphorus PIN FRs tested in carbon-fibre reinforced epoxy reduced generation of respirable fibres in fire tests.

READ MORE

Human exposure to organophosphate esthers is within the reference dose (RfD)

A review of over 4 000 publications 2014-2020 identified 90 articles with useable data on organophosphate esther (OP) exposure covering OP’s used in many applications (lubricants, food packaging, plastics, plasticisers, flame retardants, glues …) and exposure via air, water, dust and food. Intake data was found for eight OP esthers (chlorinated: TCEP, TCIPP, TDCIPP; non-halogenated: TPHP, TnBP, TBOEP, TEHP, EHDPP).

READ MORE

BSEF report on impacts of brominated FRs on recycling

The brominated flame retardant industry, BSEF, has published a report by SOFIES discussing brominated flame retardants in WEEE recycling.

READ MORE
March 2, 2021

U.S. Borax joins pinfa North America

U.S. Borax, part of Rio Tinto, is a new member of pinfa-NA (pinfa North America).

READ MORE

Fatal fire probably started by cell phone

One child died in a house fire probably started by an overheating cell phone igniting a couch in North Carolina.

READ MORE

Review of electric vehicle (EV) battery fires

EV fires show heat release comparable to fossil fuelled vehicles, but with additional risks of toxicity and extinguishing.

READ MORE
Share This