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29/01/2016

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Modelling environmental fate of possible new flame retardants: 94 chemicals considered to be possible substitutes to PBDE (mostly other brominated FRs plus 20 non-halogenated phosphorus esters and mel...

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29/01/2016

PIN fire safety for biosourced PLA polymers

Polylactic acid (PLA) is a biodegradable thermoplastic polymer which can be produced from bio-resources (crops and plant by-products), but it is highly flammable and can cause fire spread by flaming d...

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29/01/2016

PIN FR cables for increasing rail safety

SAB Bröckskes offers rail FRNC (Flame-Retardant Non-Corrosive) cables conform to the new European rail standard EN 45545-2, which requires that all cables must be self-extinguishing. The FRNC cables...

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29/01/2016

PIN FRs emerging trend for biomaterials

A 34 page overview from Asia in the Review of Chemical Engineering shows that PIN flame retardants are key to enabling the development of biofibres, biopolymers and bio(nano)composites, demanded by in...

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29/01/2016

Progress on fire risk standards

The International Standards Organisation working group ISO/TC 92/SC3 is defining recognised model methods for assessing the possible consequences of fires in buildings or vehicles on life (risk of cas...

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29/01/2016

TDK capacitors for electronics and automobiles

TDK has launched two new series of multi-layered ceramic capacitors (MLCCs), FG series and automotive FA series. The new products have a PIN flame retardant external resin coating, so achieving halog...

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29/01/2016

UK to prescribe fire safety for children’s costumes

Following action from MP Ann Main, the UK government has announced that regulations will be introduced to require all children’s fancy dress costumes to be flame-retardant. The announcement by Chan...

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29/01/2016

US NFPA Railway standard fire safety improved

Final agreement has been reached on a number of improvements in fire safety requirements in the US NFPA 130 Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems, mainly resulting from public...

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20/01/2016

Building Fire Safety

Oliver Loebel, PU Europe, explained that fires in buildings are changing, with more goods, electronic equipment and comfort materials, and more complex buildings, both for offices and public buildings...

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