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15/11/2014

Addiplast & Addikem PIN flame retardant compounds

The French compounder ADDIPLAST has launched a new range of halogen-free, PIN flame retardant (fire safety using phosphorus, nitrogen and inorganic additives) compounds based on polyamide PA6 and PA66...

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15/11/2014

Apple patent for PIN flame retardant materials

Apple has registered a patent for flame retardant thermoplastic resins using halogen-free PIN FRs for fire safety and for computing systems using the compounds, including prepregs, laminates and print...

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15/11/2014

Bio-based PIN flame retardants for epoxy thermosets

Bio-based flame retardants were prepared by reacting phosphorus into the hydroxyl groups of phloroglucinol, a bio-based material produced by bacterial fermentation of sugar (glucose), using three diff...

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15/11/2014

Clariant PIN FR designated as safer for furniture by US EPA

The phosphorus-based PIN flame retardant produced by Clariant (a pinfa member company), EXOLIT® OP 560, has been designated by the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) as a more environmentally fri...

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15/11/2014

Disulphides as new PIN FRs for polypropylene

Disulfides are present in a number of biological systems. The release of radicals which results from breaking the sulphur-sulphur (S-S) in such substances, important in biological sulphide metabolism,...

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15/11/2014

Dow Voratherm HFFR building fire safety performance

Dow has launched in Europe halogen-free flame retardant technology VORATHERMTM CN 100 for rigid polyurethane foam used in construction panels. The polyisocyanurate (PIR) formulation uses Phosphorus, I...

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15/11/2014

FIVE 2014 – fire safety in vehicles

Jérôme De Boysere, Thor, and Elke Schlosser, Clariant, represented pinfa at FIVE (3rd International Conference on Fires in Vehicles), 1-2 October 2014, in Berlin www.firesinvehicles.com. Some 160 pa...

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15/11/2014

Novel nitrogen PIN FRs for polyethylene extrusion

Researchers at the National Center of Excellence for Functional Materials (FUNMAT) in Finland tested nitrogen containing organic chemicals (azoalkanes, AZO and BIZASO) for processing compatibility and...

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15/11/2014

Other news

Carbon nanotubes: An international working group at IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) has assessed evidence concerning possible cancer effects of carbon nanotubes. They concluded that...

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