NEWS

11/06/2020

Grenfell Tower inquiry report published

The rapid spread of the tragic fire from its start in a fridge-freezer was allowed by windows, and by cladding which was not con-form to fire safety regulations.

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11/06/2020

Furniture regulations increase escape time

Full scale fire tests on 34 sofas purchased in different EU coun-tries show that strict national furniture fire safety regulations mean increased escape time

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11/06/2020

Fire testing solar PV panels

Efectis has developed a new fire test for photovoltaic panels to take into account mounting and other construction materials

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11/06/2020

“consequence of extreme combustibility”

The US National Fire Protection Association says one in eleven upholstered furniture fires leads to a death, and that the death rates per furniture fire has nearly doubled since the 1980’s.

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11/06/2020

European Fire Safety Action Plan

European Fire Safety Alliance (EurFSA) has published a ten-point “action plan” for fire safety, based on outcomes of the 2019 European Fire Safety Week.

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11/06/2020

HP using recycled PIN FR plastics

Hewlett Packard has objectives to phase out brominated flame retardants and to use 30% recycled plastics. Phosphorus based PIN FRs provide the solution.

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11/06/2020

TFP PIN FR fibres deliver UCC fire performance

Valmont Utility has chosen TFP’s non-halogenated fire protection nonwovens, enabling new composite structure poles to resist 1150°

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11/06/2020

Special silica FR synergist

Biesterfeld is now distributing Elkem’s low specific surface area silica, as a performance synergist or partial filler replacement, for flame retardant rubbers.

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11/06/2020

HFFR cable compound for fire performance

Borealis and Borouge new halogen-free flame retardant cable jacket-ing makes it possible to achieve high CPR fire rating including “d0” – no flaming droplets.

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