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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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01/12/2015

minutes to get out

A page of videos and animation by the New York Times (sponsored by Nest Protect fire alarms) shows why fires have become so much more dangerous in modern homes. A three minute video shows how rapidly...

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01/12/2015

PIN fire protection for silicone rubber

First commercialised 70 years ago, silicone rubber is widely used in varying applications, because of its bio-compatibility, chemical, temperature and UV resistance and electrical properties. However,...

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01/12/2015

Aluminium – phosphorus PIN FR for rigid polyurethane foams

Aluminium hypophosphite and expandable graphite showed synergies as a PIN flame retardant solution for rigid polyurethane foams. Both products improved fire performance of the foam, but even better re...

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01/12/2015

Newsletter New Style Starts from N° 57

N-57-00 Newsletter New Style Starts from N° 57 This article is for memory purpose only no publication....

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19/10/2015

Bus and coach fires in Sweden

Every year, one in 140 buses and coaches on Sweden’s roads suffers a (reported) fire incident: that is over 100 reported fires annually. SP (Technical Research Institute of Sweden) estimates that t...

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19/10/2015

pinfa stakeholder & industry workshop on Tuesday 3rd November 2015 – Brussels

Ensuring the Fire Safety and Sustainability of Construction Materials: the Role of Flame Retardants in fire safety. A pinfa workshop held in November 2015 in Brussels. Developments in fire safe...

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