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23/12/2015

Non-FR polystyrene blamed for nightclub tragedy

Sixty people were killed by fire in the Collectiv nightclub, Bucharest, 30th October, including the bassist of the band on stage Goodbye to Gravity. The band’s pyrotechnics ignited non fire safety t...

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23/12/2015

PIN flame retardants effective in polystyrene

A combination of PIN flame retardants was tested in extruded polystyrene (100 x 100 x 3 mm sheets), showing to be effective in ensuring self-extinguishment (combustion stops when flame heat source is...

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23/12/2015

PIN flame retardants market growth

Global flame retardant markets are expected to continue to grow over coming years according to several recent studies, with particular development in several specialised PIN flame retardant sectors. L...

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23/12/2015

Presafer new applications for PreniphorTM

Presafer has extended its PreniphorTM PIN flame retardant range with performance products for polypropylene and for epoxy resins. PreniphorTM EPFR-100D is a P-N (phosphorus and nitrogen) based flame r...

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23/12/2015

Prysmian PIN FP Cables for Art’s sake

Over 5 km of Prysmian FP Plus PIN fire resistant cables have been installed in Edinburgh College of Art as part of a fire safety upgrade of two of the Edinburgh University’s Lauriston Campus buildin...

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23/12/2015

Regulatory news

Consultation: ECHA (the European Chemical Agency) has opened a public consultation to 18th February 2016 on proposals to subject 11 additional chemicals to REACH “Authorisation”. This effectively...

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23/12/2015

UNEP Energy Globe Award for PIN flame retardants

Interiorproject Ltd has been awarded the Bulgarian national Energy Globe Award for its PIN flame retardants for porous polymers. The Energy Globe Awards www.energyglobe.info are a World Environment Da...

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01/12/2015

French agency ANSES evaluates the role of FRs in furniture and fire safety

The French national agency for food, environment, work and health safety (ANSES) has published two detailed reports assessing fire safety risks and risks relating to flame retardants used in upholster...

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01/12/2015

Flame retardant mattresses avoid flashover

Results of over 30 full-scale room fire tests in the preparatory phase of the Canada Characterization of Fires in Multi-Suite Residential Dwellings are published. The tests use a 16 m2 test room, ins...

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