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24/03/2020

PIN FRs for laser transmission plastic welding

pinfa member Lanxess has developed compounds with innovative non-halogenated flame-retardant packages, based on PBT (polybutylene terephthalates) and on polyamides, compatible with laser transmission welding.

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24/03/2020

PIN FR TPEs for performance applications

Kraiburg TPE GmbH & Co. KG, a leading manufacturer of tailor-made soft thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) for specialist and industrial applications, continues to expand its range of performance HFFR (Halogen Free Flame Retardant) TPEs.

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24/03/2020

Silicate synergists for heat & smoke performance

pinfa member company, TOLSA, has extended its range of technical silicate (PIN) additives as synergists for flame retardants in a range of polymer and fire safety packages.

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24/03/2020

PIN FR polyamide for 3D-printing

CRP Technology, an Italy-based leader in SLS (selective laser sintering) 3D printing since 1996, has launched the world’s first UL94-V0 (2 and 3 mm), carbon fibre reinforced 3D printing material.

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24/03/2020

First HDPE cable compound without ADCA

Borealis has launched the world’s first chemically-foamed HDPE cable compound without use of ADCA (azodicarbonamide), a substance which is classified as SVHC (Substance of Very High Concern) and has recently been recommended for inclusion in the REACH Annex XIV ‘Authorisation’ list.

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24/03/2020

PIN FR cable for e-vehicle powertrains

Padanaplast, a leader in cross-linked polyolefins (XLPO) since 1971, and part of the Finproject Group in Italy, has launched a new ultra-flexible halogen-free flame retardant T4 cable, specifically adapted for electric vehicle powertrains.

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24/03/2020

PIN FR for natural fibre reinforced plastics

pinfa member, Budenheim, has launched a PIN flame retardant specifically developed for natural fibre reinforced plastics, such as WPC (wood plastic compounds).

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24/03/2020

First 2-hour fire resistant phenolic cable conduit

Radix, a leading producer of high-performance cables, has launched Champion Flame Shield XW, a phenolic fire alarm cable (FPLR Fire Power Limited Riser) conduit which offers 2-hour fire resistance, as required by UL2196, for its DuraLife circuit integrity cable systems.

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24/03/2020

Weather resistance of PIN FR cables

Prolonged artificial weathering of EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer) cables was tested with three different PIN flame retardants (ATH aluminium hydroxide @60% from Nabeltec, AlPi aluminium diethyl phosphinate @20% and APP ammonium polyphosphate @20%, both from Clariant).

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