NEWS

15/01/2015

PolyFlame: Full scale fire gas tests of PIN FR cables

‘PolyFlame’, the newsletter of the French Chemical Society (SCF), has published results of full-scale fire gas emission tests on cables carried out as part of the OCDE Prism2 programme, with an ob...

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15/01/2015

Presafer, pinfa’s first member from China

Presafer (Qingyuan City, Guangdong, China) has become pinfa’s first Asia-based member company. Presafer is a specialized producer of environmentally friendly, halogen-free flame retardants, based on...

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15/01/2015

Proposed End-of-Waste criteria outline for plastics

The European Commission has published a report outlining proposed End-of-Waste criteria for waste plastics intended for conversion into recycled plastics products. The report indicates that “Most ad...

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15/11/2014

Addiplast & Addikem PIN flame retardant compounds

The French compounder ADDIPLAST has launched a new range of halogen-free, PIN flame retardant (fire safety using phosphorus, nitrogen and inorganic additives) compounds based on polyamide PA6 and PA66...

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15/11/2014

Apple patent for PIN flame retardant materials

Apple has registered a patent for flame retardant thermoplastic resins using halogen-free PIN FRs for fire safety and for computing systems using the compounds, including prepregs, laminates and print...

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15/11/2014

Bio-based PIN flame retardants for epoxy thermosets

Bio-based flame retardants were prepared by reacting phosphorus into the hydroxyl groups of phloroglucinol, a bio-based material produced by bacterial fermentation of sugar (glucose), using three diff...

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15/11/2014

Clariant PIN FR designated as safer for furniture by US EPA

The phosphorus-based PIN flame retardant produced by Clariant (a pinfa member company), EXOLIT® OP 560, has been designated by the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) as a more environmentally fri...

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15/11/2014

Disulphides as new PIN FRs for polypropylene

Disulfides are present in a number of biological systems. The release of radicals which results from breaking the sulphur-sulphur (S-S) in such substances, important in biological sulphide metabolism,...

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15/11/2014

Dow Voratherm HFFR building fire safety performance

Dow has launched in Europe halogen-free flame retardant technology VORATHERMTM CN 100 for rigid polyurethane foam used in construction panels. The polyisocyanurate (PIR) formulation uses Phosphorus, I...

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