NEWS

15/10/2019

Challenges for FRs in applications and products

Flame retardants are of increasing interest to Industry, in response to a worldwide increase in fire safety and environment awareness. Sustainability is a key requirement in fire safety, meaning environmentally friendly products, based on green chemistry, green production, and compatible with recycling.

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15/10/2019

Research into new flame retardant solutions

De-Yi Wang, IMDEA Materials Institute, Madrid, presented different approaches to develop specific nano-materials and architectures as PIN flame retardants in different polymers and the complexity of understanding the mechanisms involved.

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15/10/2019

Fire testing and modelling

Richard Lyon, US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), presented work underway by an FAA/industry working group to use milligrams of sample in a microscale combustion calorimeter to compare the fire performance of components (e.g., adhesives, films, potting compounds, fibers, etc.) used in aircraft cabin materials.

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15/10/2019

Prizewinning posters

From the more than 70 posters presented at FRPM 2019, the scientific committee designated three prizewinners, summarised below:

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15/10/2019

Prizewinners’ visions for flame retardants tomorrow

Pinfa asked the poster prizewinners at FRPM to express their vision of challenges for fire safety and for flame retardants for tomorrow.

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06/09/2019

Horizon Europe public consultation

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on Horizon Europe, closing 8th September 2019, including inviting comments on the proposed “Orientations” document which will define the content of Horizon Europe (thematic funding, Missions, Partnerships …).

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06/09/2019

US EPA consults on bans on DecaBDE and PIP

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published, for public comment to 27th September 2019, a proposal to ban the manufacture, import, processing or sale of products to which DecaBDE and of PIP (phenol isoporopylated phosphate 3:1) have been added, with the exception of aircraft and aerospace, replacement (for DecaBDE) or new (for PIP) automotive parts and recycling of DecaBDE-containing plastics.

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06/09/2019

EFSA consultation on chlorinated paraffins in food

The European Food Safety Agency has opened a public consultation to 17th September 2019 on risks to human and animal health from chlorinated paraffin contamination in food and feed.

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06/09/2019

ICL becomes member of pinfa

We are very excited to join pinfa, said Yaniv Kabalek, Senior Vice President, Flame Retardants at ICL. A global specialty minerals and chemicals company, ICL operates bromine, potash, and phosphate mineral value chains in a unique, integrated business model.

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