NEWS

15/11/2014

Teijin’s new FCX-210 for a wide range of polymers

Teijin’s new PIN flame retardant (phosphorus based), New Flame Retardant FCX-210 can be used in, polyesters, styrenic resins (ABS, high-impact polystyrene ...) and polyamides. The product is “non...

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15/10/2014

“Non-halogenated Flame Retardant Handbook”

This new 419 page ‘practical handbook’ presents all current commercially available non-halogenated flame retardant technologies as well as systems which are currently under development and near co...

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15/10/2014

A new chemistry for inorganic PIN FRs?

At a laboratory scale, the inorganic PIN flame retardant magnesium hydroxide (MDH) was combined into an organic molecule, producing an organic magnesium salt (OMS). This offers the potential advantage...

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15/10/2014

Consumer associations target chemicals in articles

ANEC (European Association for the Co-ordination of Consumer Representation in Standardisation) has published a position paper pushing for better EU regulation of chemicals in consumer products. The a...

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15/10/2014

ECHA consultation on ammonium salts

ECHA (the European Chemical Agency) has opened a public consultation until 18th December 2014 proposing to limit ammonia gas emission levels when inorganic ammonium salts are used for fire safety in c...

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15/10/2014

Ensuring fire safety of interior finishes

Wall and ceiling interior finishes in buildings have contributed to a number of major fire incidents, from wooden panelling over a century ago to modern foam finishings, including 240 deaths at the Bo...

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15/10/2014

EU Ecolabels recognise fire safety

Updated “ecological criteria” for the EU Flower Ecolabel for textile products (5th June 2014) and for bed mattresses (23 June 2014) recognise fire safety and flame retardants as necessary to achie...

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15/10/2014

Firm growth expected for PIN FRs

Market studies expect significant growth for mineral and phosphorus PIN flame retardants over the coming years. Grand View Research report “Non halogenated flame retardants market analysis” predic...

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15/10/2014

Green solutions for polymer fire safety

“Polymer Green Flame Retardants” (Elsevier, 924 pages, September 2014) is a new reference work on fire safety of modern performance materials: “a thorough review of polymer flame retardancy, wit...

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