NEWS

01/02/2019

Lubrizol

Lola Guerra sees that the market is looking for polymer additives solutions with preferably no toxicity profiles for the future. Combinations of phosphorus and nitrogen based additives and synergists...

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01/02/2019

Adeka

Ayaka Katsuki, Adeka underlined the need to find substitutes to brominated flame retardants because these generate dense black smoke and carbon monoxide in fires. Tests with PIN FRs, acting by intumes...

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01/02/2019

Lehmann&Voss&Co

Ines Dumsch, underlined the high level of innovation in non-halogenated flame retardants, both in research and in applications in user industries such as construction and automotive. Customers are loo...

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01/02/2019

Budenheim

Brigit Fassbender, Budenheim noted that flame retardants (FRs) represent around one third of polymer additives, and pointed to market tendencies towards FRs with lower smoke emissions and positive tox...

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01/02/2019

IMDEA Materials Institute Madrid

De-Yi Wang, IMDEA Materials Institute Madrid summarised different investigations underway looking at different novel mineral flame retardant and smoke suppression synergists: boron nitride nanosheets,...

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01/02/2019

IMT Mines Alès (France)

Rodolphe Sonnier, IMT Mines Alès (France) summarised over 80 smoke emission tests of polymers, with and without flame retardants, using a cone calorimeter, and comparing smoke density (by laser) to h...

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01/02/2019

BÜFA Composite Systems

Peter Kornas considers that fire safety requirements will continue to tighten in some sectors, with at the same time increasing demands on smoke toxicity. Standards such as EN45545-2 (railways), CPR E...

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01/02/2019

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie

Peter Kumpf emphasised the role of the distributor in advising customers, including both users of polymers and related products as well as formulators, supporting definition of requirements and materi...

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01/02/2019

Hellenic Cables

Fotini Karkantelidou and George Dritsas note that an important challenge today is the Construction Products Regulation. Demanding CPR specifications are increasingly specified by customers, both for l...

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