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04/02/2016

SUPSI

Andrea Castrovinci, SUPSI Switzerland, presented development of a scaled-down SBI-type testing apparatus, permitting screening fire tests of panel materials. The design is similar to the full-scale S...

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04/02/2016

Trelleborg

Doug Mart, Market Development Manager for Trelleborg’s offshore operations, says customers want performance and guaranteed safety combined with sustainability. The company’s fire and oil resistant...

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04/02/2016

VELOX

Claudia Fath, VELOX, a world leader in plastic additive distribution and marketing, outlined for the pinfa Newsletter the trends she sees in flame retardancy. The FR market is driven by regulation, a...

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29/01/2016

PIN flame retardants in thermoplastics recycling

Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF, Germany, with support from the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) and pinfa, launched a project to d...

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29/01/2016

1.3 million fires in the USA in 2014, + 5% from 2013

The US National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has published its annual report on US fire losses covering 2014. Fire fighters responded to nearly 1.3 million fires, up 4.7% from 2013, with nearly...

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29/01/2016

DEROCA: carbon nanotubes PIN FR synergies

The EU-funded (FP7) project, DEROCA, has developed five new PIN flame retardant system prototypes, combining industrial multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) with phosphorus-based and other commercially...

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29/01/2016

Fake palm trees in Las Vegas hotel fire

Firefighters said that artificial palm trees went up in flames “like 20-foot-tall cans of gasoline” near a 14th floor outside swimming pool at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, 25th July 2015. T...

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29/01/2016

High efficiency PIN FR for bio-sourced PLA

An innovative phosphorus and nitrogen based flame retardant showed to be highly effective in fire safety treatment of PLA (polylactic acid, a biodegradable polymer which can be renewably sourced from...

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29/01/2016

IED BAT BREFs wood treatment, textile coating

The EU has announced that work underway to update the 2006 BAT BREF for wood treatment will be extended to include not only preservative chemicals, but also application of other protective treatments...

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