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29/11/2018

Study says PIN FRs reduce smoke toxicity of TPU

Thirteen different combinations of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) with and without PIN flame retardants were tested for emission of toxic gases during thermal degradation / combustion in nitrogen an...

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29/11/2018

PIN FR synergy reduces smoke from epoxy

The mineral and phosphorus PIN FRs hexaphenoxycyclotriphosphazene (HPCTP) and aluminium trihydroxide (ATH) were tested separately and in combination in epoxy resin, at loadings of 15% total PIN FR. AT...

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29/11/2018

POP PBDEs found in recycled plastics in toys

A study published by three NGOs (Arnika, HEAL, IPEN) found the brominated flame retardants PBDE in nearly a quarter (109 out of 403) of plastic consumer products, including toys, purchased in shops in...

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29/11/2018

NGOs target chemicals in carpets and recycling

A report published by five NGOs states that “toxics” were found in analysis of carpets from leading European manufacturers, pointing at (amongst other chemicals cited)  presence of the chlorinate...

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29/11/2018

Hazardous substances and plastics recycling

A report for the Nordic Council of Ministers assesses what actions are needed to ensure that hazardous substances in plastics do not obstruct safe recycling. The report identifies “Flame retardants...

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29/11/2018

Report criticises quality of REACH dossiers

A large-scale assessment of more than 3 800 REACH* dossiers (100-1000 and > 1000 tonnes) by the German Environment Agency (UBA) and Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) concludes that, for...

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29/11/2018

DOPO phosphonamidate PIN FRs for epoxies

Two DOPO-based phosphonamidates were synthesised (by Atherton-Todd reaction) and tested as PIN flame retardants in epoxy resin (80% DGEBA – 20% DDM). Loadings of 2.5% DDM-DOPO (total loading 0.25% p...

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29/11/2018

Chemistry of organophosphorus PIN FRs

A detailed (32 page) review of chemical synthesis of organophosphorus PIN flame retardants outlines different types of chemical structure developed, different chemical reaction pathways for synthesis...

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29/11/2018

Colemanite mineral as flame retardant in EVA/EMA

The natural mineral colemanite (hydrated calcium borate), quarried in Turkey, was tested in EVA and EMA (ethylene vinyl acetate and ethylene methyl acrylate, polymers used in particular in wires and c...

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