NEWS

14/01/2020

Bernd Hönig, Constab

Constab optimises formulations to achieve customers’ needs for specific and often demanding applications. PIN FRs are now available which offer heat stability in processing, are melt blendable, easy to process and can be transparent or colour-compatible.

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14/01/2020

Jürgen Troitzsch

Jürgen Troitzsch, consultant, summarised trends in fire safety standards. Increasingly, standards are designed to allow fire safety to be achieved by different approaches: use of inherently fire resistant materials, fire barriers or flame retardants.

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14/01/2020

ICL

Marc Leifer, ICL, summarised trends and perspectives in fire safety, as seen by his company. Civilisation has been marked by great fires, from Rome in 64 BC to San Francisco in 1906.

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14/01/2020

BAM

Alexander Battig, BAM (German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing), presented research into development of hyperbranched polymeric FRs, containing phosphorus, nitrogen and sulphur (phosphorus esters, amidates, diamidates, amides).

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14/01/2020

Georg H. Luh

Klaus Rathberger, Georg H. Luh, Germany, outlined the benefits of his company’s expanded graphite as a PIN flame retardant system component.

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14/01/2020

Lubrizol

Sinikka Freidhof, Lubrizol, presented CPVC, in which the chlorine content of PVC is increased from around 55% to around 67% through a post chlorination process.

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14/01/2020

Albemarle

Daniel De Schryver, Albemarle, presented new polymeric brominated flame retardants for thermoplastic resins (styrenic polymers ABS/HIPS).

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14/01/2020

International Antimony Association (I2A)

Caroline Braibant, International Antimony Association (I2A) presented the “hazards” of antimony and stewardship measures engaged to enable safe use of antimony trioxide (ATO).

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14/01/2020

Campine

Karen Janssens, Campine, presented an assessment of antimony use as an FR synergist, using the ICL SAFR methodology (see pinfa Newsletter n°79), including testing blooming of antimony in plastics (migration to the surface).

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