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21/03/2016

HELUEVENT flexible hybrid cable

HELUKABEL has launched the HELUEVENT HYBRID, an HFFR (halogen free flame retardant), bundled, hybrid cable combining sound, video and electrical components. The cable offers high flexibility, which is...

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21/03/2016

Match dropped on carpet causes fatal fire

One women died and her husband was injured in a fire in a 5th floor flat in the Ménilmontant area of central Paris, 22nd February 2016, after a match dropped on the floor whilst lighting a cigarette...

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21/03/2016

Milan Prato chemicals safety commitment

Twenty leading Italian fashion and textile companies from Milan’s Prato district have together signed Greenpeace’s ‘Detox’ commitment to eliminate “hazardous” chemicals, defined as meaning...

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21/03/2016

N-63-06 Flame retardants and associated toxicity

An article by materials fire safety expert Marcelo Hirschler in “Fire Protection Engineering” provides an overview of toxicity questions related to different flame retardants and to fire smoke and...

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21/03/2016

N-P-graphene FR for polylactic acid foam

Microcellular foams were produced using the bio-sourced polymer PLA (poly lactic acid) and UL94-V0 fire performance achieved using a nitrogen, phosphorus and graphene (nano carbon plate polymer) based...

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21/03/2016

New bio-based FR solutions for textiles

An overview from the Fashion and Apparel Technology department of CET, India, assesses the need for textile flame retardancy, and summarises natural bio-based FRs and solutions with positive environme...

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21/03/2016

Optical smoke detectors react too slowly

Tests for Norway’s Civil Protection Directorate conclude that optical smoke alarms can take 2 – 3 hours to sound in case of smouldering fires, whereas during this time the carbon monoxide (CO) acc...

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21/03/2016

PFRs absent from most dust around new furniture

Dust collected from eleven student houses (Vasar Campus, New York), five furnished with old upholstered furniture (probably conform to TB117 fire safety standard) and six after replacement with new fu...

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21/03/2016

Phosphorylated lignin as biobased PIN FR for ABS

Lignin is an abundant natural biological polyphenol polymer, found e.g. in wood and plant fibres. A number of studies have shown that the lignin’s aromatic chemical structure supports char developme...

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