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01/12/2015

Regulatory news

EU Commission consults on chemicals for proposed specific ban in clothes and textiles: the European Commission has opened a public consultation on a proposed process for rapidly banning possibly ‘CM...

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01/12/2015

TPP in nail polish

Triphenyl phosphate (a phosphorus acid ester known as TPP or TPHP) has shown to be absorbed into the body via skin or nails when present in nail polishes. The substance is also used as a flame retarda...

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01/12/2015

Mattress fire tests

Full scale fire tests of standard bed mattresses in Korea show that heat release reaches 3 MW in less than five minutes, reaching 1000°C. The standard mattresses tested only allow 2-3 minutes for occ...

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01/12/2015

FIRA: flame retardants in furniture

FIRA, the UK Furniture Industry Research Association, has published two industry overview reports on alternative flame retardants for upholstered furniture and on the impact of FRs on the “end of li...

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01/12/2015

Inorganic / phosphorus PIN FR synergy in HIPS

High impact polystyrene (HIPS) was tested with different combinations of two PIN flame retardants, inorganic magnesium hydrate (MH) and microencapsulated red phosphorus (MRP). Fire performance was ass...

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01/12/2015

FRX Polymers starts production in Europe

A completely new PIN flame retardant production site has opened in Europe with FRX Polymers inauguration of its new Antwerp factory, which will produce Nofia® PIN flame retardant polymers for applica...

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01/12/2015

Netherlands WODC / SEO assessment

A report by SEO Economic Research for the Netherlands Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) of the Ministry of Security and Justice estimates that home fires cause over 30 fatalities per year in th...

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01/12/2015

Bus fire safety questioned in France

43 people died on 23rd October in a coach fire at Puisseguin, near Bordeaux, France, when the coach caught fire after a collision with a lorry. According to press coverage, the rapid burning of the co...

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01/12/2015

N-57-07 Challenges for textile fire safety

Nicola Davies in the AATCC Review (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists) summarises the “vital role” played by flame retardants in ensuring textile products fire safety, but unde...

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