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06/07/2020

Resisting fire and water

New cable system offers PIN fire safety, with low smoke, low toxic gas emission, and protects against water ingress in weathering or flooding.

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06/07/2020

New low-fogging PIN FR

Daihachi Chemicals has launched a new phosphorus-based FR for applications including automotive, polyesters, leather and PUR foam.

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06/07/2020

Bio-based resin prepreg offers rail innovations

Composites Evolution has developed a bio-based resin prepreg (PFC502) which meets the most stringent fire hazard requirement (H3) of the EU railway standard EN45545-2.

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06/07/2020

Fire safety and mechanical performance

Innovation project combines surface modifications with PIN FRs to improve mechanical performance of composites.

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06/07/2020

Bio-sourced P for cotton fire safety

Phytic acid, widely present in plants, showed to provide a wash-durable flame retardant for cotton.

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06/07/2020

Reactive phosphorus FR for bioplastic

The organophosphorus PIN FR DOPO-diamine was reacted into PLA and polyurethane, achieving UL94-V0 @ 0.8 mm.

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06/07/2020

Bio-sourced PIN FR for bio-plastic

A PIN FR made wholly from plant-origin materials, in water reaction, was successfully tested in the biodegradable, bio-based polymer PBS.

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06/07/2020

Aluminium – APP synergy

Inclusion of aluminium oxide in polyester with PIN FR ammonium polyphosphate (APP) improved fire performance and mechanical properties.

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06/07/2020

PIN smoke suppressant for intumescents

The mineral synergist, zirconium nitride, reduced smoke production by 40% and improved performance of a PIN APP-melamine epoxy intumescent fire coating for steel.

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