NEWS

26/03/2019

17 die in New Delhi hotel fire

A fire at the Arpit Palace Hotel, Karol Bagh area, New Delhi, India (see hotel on TripAdvisor) killed 17 hotel guests. The fire is thought to have started with a short-circuit in an air conditioner of a room in the hotel and been exacerbated by wooden panelling in corridors.

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26/03/2019

Lubrizol launches non-halogen FR polymer

Lubrizol (Performance Coatings) has launched a new non-halogen, self-crosslinking acrylic-based flame retardant polymer technology, Hycar NH3069, which imparts both fire resistance and mechanical performance to materials including textiles (cotton, synthetic fibres), paper, and glass fibers.

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26/03/2019

LSZH for performance electronics cables

L-com Global Connectivity, a leading electronics connectivity product supplier and part of the Infinite Electronics group, has launched a new range of high performance electronics cables. Low Smoke Zero Halogen, available off the shelf, to ensure both fire performance and low combustion toxicity.

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26/03/2019

Solvay polymers to make Smart Cities safer

Solvay Performance Polyamides has added new compounds to its range of non-halogenated flame retardant polyamides (see pinfa Newsletters n°39 and 68), adapted for applications in miniaturised electrical and electronic equipment.

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26/03/2019

Speciality PIN FR polymers for electrical fire safety

Lanxess has extended their performance PIN flame retardant PBT-based polymers (polybutylene terephthalate) by a new product offering high glow wire resistance, adapted to ensure fire safety of electrical equipment and electrical vehicles.

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26/03/2019

Researchers develop FR from used coffee grounds

Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore, has presented to media development of a flame retardant for epoxy resin produced from used coffee grounds, achieving UL94-HB rating for epoxy in lab tests (thickness not specified).

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26/03/2019

Australia funding for flame retardant research

The Australia Government has awarded 3 million UAS$ (around 1.9 million €) funding to a 8 million AUS$ project to develop “eco-friendly, non-toxic, durable flame retardants” for polymers and textiles.

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26/03/2019

NHFR pallets offer proven durability

Rehring Pacific has launched new NHFR (non-halogenated flame retardant) grocery pallets offering both tested fire performance and proven durability. The pallets are standard 1 x 1.2 x 0.142 m, stackable 570 pallets to a trailer.

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26/03/2019

Performance designer textile

Kvadrat, a leading European textile design company, and Copenhagen-based designer Karina Nielsen Rios, have launched a line of outdoor upholstery fabrics aimed to be hardwearing and “eco-friendly”, under the brand ‘Patio’.

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