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15/09/2015

Regulatory news

ECHA (European Chemical Agency) has recommended to add 15 substances to the REACH “authorisation list” (list of substances banned in Europe except in specifically licensed cases). The “recommend...

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15/09/2015

Saco offers new cable solution for offshore and marine

SACO AEI has launched SX-0606 HFFR (PIN flame retardant) moisture-cure, silane, cross-linkable sheathing compound for cables for demanding offshore, marine and related industrial installations. The co...

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15/09/2015

Zinc oxide synergist for PIN FR phenolic foams

PIN flame retardant high-solid phenolic foams were tested with 0 to 5% zinc oxide. The PIN FR foam contained 10% APP (ammonium polyphosphate, phosphorus – nitrogen FR) and 5% PER (penta erythritol,...

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15/08/2015

Best practice guide for LSZH cables

ITRI Labs UK have published a 5-page “Best Practices” guide for LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) wire and cables. The guide summarises the development of zero or low halogen cables, the relation to l...

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15/08/2015

Call for home fire safety regulations

In a media interview, Miquel Rajat, Catalunya Fire Department Inspector responsible for coordinating casualties investigations, has called to extend fire safety regulations applying to contents (consu...

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15/08/2015

Call for information on health effects of foam flame retardants

NIOSH (US National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety) is calling for information on health effects of occupational exposure to flame retardants in polyurethane foam. Companies using FR foam...

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15/08/2015

Do flame retardants improve fire safety?

A series of three papers by fire safety specialist M. Hirschler assess to what extent flame retardants, when correctly used, reduce heat release rate from polymers (such as plastics and textiles) and...

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15/08/2015

Electrical enclosures for demanding marine environments

Pacific Fishermen shipyard and PFI Marine Electric, Seattle, use PIN flame retardant electrical enclosures from Michigan-based Robroy Stahlin, supplier of high-performance, non-metallic, waterproof ho...

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15/08/2015

Fire fighters and flame retardant activism

A study based on 125 interviews with fire fighters and stakeholders in the USA assesses the reasons for, consequences and orientations of fire fighter participation in actions to restrict the use of c...

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