NEWS

15/10/2014

Scientists discuss whether fire risks justify using PIN FRs

In the recently published book on “Polymer Green Flame Retardants” (2014, see image), David Purser and Vyto Babrauskas et al. discuss whether or not the use of flame retardants is justified when c...

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15/10/2014

Solvay Kalix® for healthcare electronics

Solvay Speciality Polymers has introduced HFFR (halogen free flame retardant) high-performance polyamides for use in mobile healthcare electronic devices (mHealth). The Kalix® 5950 HFFR and 9945 HFFR...

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15/10/2014

Sony launches high durability, PIN FR, recycled plastic

Sony Corporation, Japan, is putting on the market its innovative inorganic flame retardant recycled plastics SORPLASTM (Sustainable Oriented Recycled Plastic). The material is up to 99% recycled polyc...

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15/10/2014

Sweden launches study to reduce residential fire deaths

Sweden suffers around 100 fire deaths per year, relatively constant over the last two decades, with around 90 deaths in residential fires. The national civil contingencies agency (MSB) fixed in 2010 o...

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15/10/2014

UK furniture regulations consultation opened

The UK Government (BIS) has published for consultation its expected proposals to update and improve the 1988 Furniture and Furnishings Fire Safety Regulations (see pinfa Newsletter n° 43). Deadline f...

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14/02/2014

Fire safety for aviation conference

2-3 April  2014 Meeting high performance flammability requirements Link to event website...

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04/10/2013

REACH Tool

Self-assessment tool  to prepare reach inspection available on the Cefic website. Link This tool is part of the numerous tools Cefic / PINFA  put at the disposal of its members....

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