NEWS

15/02/2015

N-49-03 Washington metro smoke death

Washington metro smoke death One person died and over 80 were hospitalised when a Washington Metro train stopped and filled with smoke on 11th January. Authorities indicate that the smoke was caused b...

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15/02/2015

N-49-04 “The world can really benefit from flame retardant wood”

“The world can really benefit from flame retardant wood” High school students and a polymer research centre have teamed up to develop “a sustainable method to make wood used in construction flam...

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15/02/2015

N-49-05 Orbis PIN FR pallets get approval

Orbis PIN FR pallets get approval Orbis Corp. reusable packing specialists have obtained Factory Mutual Insurance (FM) approval for non-halogen fire-retardant reusable pallets, an industry first, with...

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15/02/2015

N-49-06 Insulation fire safety standards are effective

Insulation fire safety standards are effective Fire safety expert, Marcelo Hirschler, writing in Fire Safety & Technology Bulletin (10/2014) presents the success of US building code obligations fo...

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15/02/2015

N-49-07 PIN flame retardant polymers for moulding and extrusion

PIN flame retardant polymers for moulding and extrusion Lubrizol Engineered Polymers has launched a new non-halogen flame retardant polyurethane, under its Estane® TPU product line, for applications...

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15/02/2015

New elastomers meet railway fire-safety standards

BORFLEX® Cafac-Bajolet, France, has introduced three halogen-free flame retardant (HFFR) elastomers achieving the new European railway fire-safety standard EN45545. Flametsop® 701, 702 and 703 offer...

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15/02/2015

Other news

TCSA watch list: The US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has added 23 chemicals to its TCSA Work Plan for Chemical Assessments in the Plan’s first update. These include the brominated FRs DecaBDE...

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15/01/2015

“Europe is Playing with Fire”

80 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and candidate MEPs have signed a pledge to work for a fire safe Europe, as proposed by the European Fire Fighters Unions Alliance (EFFUA). The fire fighter...

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15/01/2015

Afumex LSX cables chosen for care village

Prysmian’s Afumex LSX LS0H (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) cables a have been selected for the UK£ 1 million electrical installation at the new Edenholme Care Village, Scotland. The cables will provide sm...

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