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15/10/2015

APP as a PIN FR in thermoplastic composites

This review analyses over 170 publications researching APP (ammonium polyphosphate) as a PIN flame retardant in different thermoplastic composites, and summarising data on fire performance and on mech...

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15/10/2015

Bio-based phosphorus compounds: state of the art

A 35-page review by Illy et al. summarises current fundamental and applied research into synthesis of phosphorus containing bio-molecules (phosphorylation). Phosphorus containing polymers offer valuab...

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15/10/2015

Continuing growing demand for flame retardants

The global market for flame retardants is expected grow at 5 to 11% per year over the next 5-7 years, according to two different market reports. Ceskaa predicts growth of 5.2% to 2020 due to stricter...

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15/10/2015

Dopamine based flame retardant tested

Researchers at the University of Texas are testing nanocoatings of polydopamine, based on the nervous system messenger molecule dopamine, as a flame retardant for polyurethane foams. The idea was insp...

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15/10/2015

Layer-by-layer PIN flame retardancy for cotton fibres

Recent papers show innovative solutions for PIN fire safety treatment of cotton fibres, using layer-by-layer deposition of PIN flame retardant combinations including bio-based chitosan, phosphorylated...

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15/10/2015

Metal oxide surfacing to reduce fire propagation

The EU project SESBE is developing inorganic Transparent Conductive Oxide (TCO) coatings, based on metal oxides, to reduce the risk of fire propagation for e.g. building façade materials. Thin layers...

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15/10/2015

N-56-03 Performance PIN FR cables for industrial equipment

LAPP’s new Ölflex® SERVO FD796 motor cable uses halogen-free flame retardant (HFFR) polyolefin insulation to achieve new standards in compactness, flexibility and reliability, for applications in...

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15/10/2015

N-56-08 Adamantane-based P FRs for polycarbonate

Novel phosphorus-based PIN FRs were developed based on the tetrahedral four carbon ring molecule adamantine, which offers a good ecotoxicological profile, high thermal and oxidative stability and good...

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15/10/2015

Nexans cables protect sprinklers and fire exits

Nexans has enhanced its Alsecure® range of fire-resistant, PIN FR technology, low smoke cables with the new NX600 cables, for 30, 60 and 120 minute applications as defined by BS 8519. This means that...

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