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15/02/2015

N-49-07 PIN flame retardant polymers for moulding and extrusion

PIN flame retardant polymers for moulding and extrusion Lubrizol Engineered Polymers has launched a new non-halogen flame retardant polyurethane, under its Estane® TPU product line, for applications...

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15/02/2015

New elastomers meet railway fire-safety standards

BORFLEX® Cafac-Bajolet, France, has introduced three halogen-free flame retardant (HFFR) elastomers achieving the new European railway fire-safety standard EN45545. Flametsop® 701, 702 and 703 offer...

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15/02/2015

Other news

TCSA watch list: The US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has added 23 chemicals to its TCSA Work Plan for Chemical Assessments in the Plan’s first update. These include the brominated FRs DecaBDE...

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15/01/2015

“Europe is Playing with Fire”

80 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and candidate MEPs have signed a pledge to work for a fire safe Europe, as proposed by the European Fire Fighters Unions Alliance (EFFUA). The fire fighter...

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15/01/2015

Afumex LSX cables chosen for care village

Prysmian’s Afumex LSX LS0H (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) cables a have been selected for the UK£ 1 million electrical installation at the new Edenholme Care Village, Scotland. The cables will provide sm...

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15/01/2015

BASF launches glass fibre reinforced PIN FR polyamide

BASF’s new Ultramid® A3U42G6 is a PIN flame retardant, glass fibre reinforced polyamide (PA) offering light colorability and easy processing (low deposits, low corrosivity). The material meets UL 9...

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15/01/2015

Biosourced PIN flame retardants

Research shows that two renewable PIN flame retardants can be combined: Phosphorus based phytic acid (widely present in plant seeds) and Nitrogen containing chitosan (derived from natural chitin, pres...

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15/01/2015

EPA Design for the Environment: alternatives to TBBPA

The US Environmental Protection Agency has published an update of the Printed Circuit Boards Partnership report (DfE: Design for the Environment) on alternatives to the brominated flame retardant TBBP...

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15/01/2015

Full-scale furnished room fire tests show limited escape time

For the first time for a decade, new experimental work is published assessing tenability (how toxic gases and heat prevent escape and kill) using full-scale furnished rooms. The authors, Guillaume et...

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