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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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15/11/2014

Perkins+Will alternative fire safety solutions for buildings

Global architecture and design company Perkins+Will has published a 60-page White Paper on the design of healthier buildings without compromising fire safety or safety code compliance. The document in...

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15/11/2014

pinfa charter: fire safety, health, environment

pinfa members have adopted a charter, committing to fire safety and a common vision of continuously improving the health profile and environmental safety of PIN flame retardants. PIN flame retardants...

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15/11/2014

pinfa-na member FRX Polymers in Global Cleantech 100

FRX Polymers, producer of the Nofia® family of halogen-free polymeric flame retardants, has been named to the prestigious Global Cleantech 100 list of innovative sustainable and clean technology comp...

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