NEWS

29/11/2018

PIN FR solutions for natural fibre polymer composites

Several recent papers and review assess fire safety solutions for composites using natural fibres in polymers. Such innovative new material solutions are developing in a range of applications, as indu...

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29/11/2018

PIN flame retardant market growth

A study by Researchandmarkets estimates that global demand for non-halogenated flame retardants will grow by 6.2% per year (CAGR) from 2018 to 2023, with growth particularly strong in consumer electro...

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08/11/2018

ESFSS European Symposium on Fire Safety Science

Some 130 scientists working in fire science, in universities, technical and engineering organisations and industry, met in ENSIC (French National Higher Institute of Chemical Industries), Nancy, Franc...

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08/11/2018

Effects of different flame retardants in PBT polymer

At ESFSS (above), two studies underway with BASF analysed different flame retardants in PBT polymer. Nils Roenner, Imperial College London, showed in PBT the physical material fire behaviour impacts o...

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08/11/2018

Fires in office chairs in different contexts

Also at ESFSS (above), Jaeyoung Lee, Tokyo University, et al., compared fire development in lobby chairs in compartment vs. open office space. Chairs weighed nearly 11 kg, and were constructed of ste...

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08/11/2018

A Schulman develops new PIN FR rotomolding PE

Pinfa member company, A. Schulman, leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, composites and resins, has developed a new PIN flame retardant polyethylene compound powder for...

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08/11/2018

EU Fire Information Exchange Platform meetings

The second and third meetings of the European Commission’s Fire Information Exchange Platform (FIEP) took place on 29th June and 14th September. The FIEP was established in late 2017 (see pinfa News...

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08/11/2018

European approach to façade fire performance

The European Commission (DG GROW) has published a report proposing a European approach to assessing the fire performance of building facades. The report by RISE, BAM, BRE, Efectis and EMI, is the resu...

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08/11/2018

EU impact assessment cites fires safety statistics

The European Commission’s “Impact Assessment” accompanying the proposed updates of EU regulations for the single market, competitiveness and European statistics mentions the need for European fi...

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