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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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15/10/2014

Hyperbranched polymeric PIN flame retardants

Hyberbranched polymeric phosphorus-based PIN flame retardants have been researched as an innovative fire safety solution for a range of polymers. The hyperbranched poly(phosphoesther)s (hbPPEs) are sy...

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15/10/2014

LEONI uses PolyOne PIN FR ECCOHTM in cables

LEONI Special Cables GmbH has adopted ECCOH™ low smoke and fume, non-halogen (LSFOH) flame retardant polymers from PolyOne to improve durability and function of specialist communications cables for...

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15/10/2014

Nabaltec recognised for environment and consumer safety

Nabaltec, pinfa member and producer of (inorganic) PIN flame retardants has been recognised by the Bavarian State Environment and Consumer Protection for contributing to sustainable development, throu...

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15/10/2014

Other news

“New” brominated FRs: a review paper, based on 130 reference studies, assesses the ecotoxicology and biodegradability of 11 brominated flame retardants, proposed as substitutes for now restricted...

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