NEWS

14/01/2020

Materia Nova Research Centre Belgium

Fouad Laoutid, Materia Nova Research Centre Belgium, presented research into fire safety functionalisation of polylactide (PLA, a bio-based polymer) by inserting phosphorus compounds, such as DOPO-diamine, as initiator for lactide ring opening polymerization.

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14/01/2020

Klaus Lederer, POLOPLAST

POLOPLAST’s policy is to offer PIN flame retardant solutions, considered to be the future for fire safety. Health and safety, both for POLOPLAST’s own staff and for customers, is a priority and leads to prefer PIN FRs which offer benefits and quality technical support from PIN FR suppliers.

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14/01/2020

CREPIM

Hervé Feuchter, CREPIM France, presented results of the comparison of smoke emissions from neat polymers and from polymers with FRs. This is the first time that such extensive data has been developed...

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14/01/2020

Clariant

Christian Battenberg, Clariant, presented innovations in phosphorus-based PIN flame retardants for demanding applications in E&E and transport.

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14/01/2020

Fraunhofer IFAM

Nick Wolter, Fraunhofer IFAM (see pinfa Newsletter n°105 FRPM 2019), presented the Mat4Rail project, developing innovative composite materials using polybenzoxazine (high performance, low density polymer), basalt fibre reinforcement and phosphorus PIN FRs.

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14/01/2020

CellMark

Frédéric Roquefeuil, CellMark, presented this group’s development into fire safety. The group was founded in 1984 in Sweden with roots in the pulp and paper industry, acquiring Alcan International Network in 2012. CellMark has today 700 staff worldwide and a strong emphasis on developing a safer and more sustainable chemistry.

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14/01/2020

Shinichi Ikoma and Shinji Sakaguchi, Daihachi

Daihachi sees phosphorus as the key to fire safety in the future as users look for alternative solutions to halogenated chemicals.

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14/01/2020

Kostas Gatos, TERNA MAG

TERNA MAG expects that the prospects of market growth for flame retardants will induce new developments in relevant materials and polymeric recipes, on the basis of optimum (technically and cost wise) solutions.

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14/01/2020

Muhammad Waseem, Gabriel Chemie

Polyolefins in general, and polyproylene in particular, are one of Gabriel Chemie’s specialist sectors for halogen free flame retardants, providing masterbatches for extrusion and injection moulding applications with demanding fire safety and technical specifications such as stadium seats (see pinfa Newsletter n°44), films for aviation transport, construction, mining industry.

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