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15/10/2015

Nexans PIN cables meet extreme conditions

Nexan’s new ICEFLEX® cables are a full range of PIN flame retardant marine and offshore cables are designed to resist ultra-cold Arctic temperatures. Applications include offshore drilling and expl...

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15/10/2015

Other news

Reviews of flame retardant toxicology. An Elsevier journal special issue includes 12 research papers presenting animal studies and human epidemiological data concerning brominated and organophosphorus...

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15/10/2015

PIN FRs for polypropylene composites

Polypropylene (PP) offers good physical and mechanical properties, leading to widespread use for applications in transport, electronics and electrical equipment, architectural materials, furniture and...

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15/10/2015

pinfa stakeholder & industry workshop

nsuring the Fire Safety and Sustainability of Construction Materials: the Role of Flame Retardants • Developments in fire safety and PIN flame retardant solutions • Regulators • Insurers •...

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15/10/2015

RIP cigarettes are not really safe

Since November 2011, all cigarettes sold in the EU must be “self-extinguishing” (RIP = reduced ignition propensity). A study by SP Sweden (Technical Research Institute of Sweden) for MSB (Sweden...

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15/10/2015

US alternative flame retardant assessments

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published the final reports for its alternative flame retardant assessments to PentaBDE (penta brominated diphenyl ether) in polyurethane foam (PUF, pa...

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29/09/2015

Bio-based phosphorus and sulphur PIN FRs for epoxies

Novel additive and reactive PIN FRs, containing phosphorus and sulphur, were synthesised from a bio-based phenolic compound (phloroglucinol) and tested at 1 – 3 % loading in epoxy resin DGEBA-IPDA....

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29/09/2015

German fire services often fail to reach fires in time

An investigation by German TV Das Erste (PlusMinus 2/9/2015) shows that in 40% of cities of over 100 000 population in Germany, fire services are not achieving the official intervention time objectiv...

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29/09/2015

IEC proposes “Low halogen” definition

International Electrochemical Commission’s (IEC), the electronics industry organisation, is proposing a definition of “Low Halogen” for materials used in electronic and electrical products (prop...

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