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November 17, 2020

High-performance, ultra-insulating polymers

pinfa member BASF has developed new bromine, chlorine and antimony free FR polyamide and polyester solutions for IT, construction, e-mobility.

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Thermally conductive epoxy resins for LEDs

Electrolube has developed thermally conductive PIN flame retardant epoxy resins for LEDs. ER2074 is a white resin which uses PIN flame retardants to achieve UL94-V0 with low smoke and fumes. It is the...

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HFFR compounds for e-vehicle cables

Padanaplast launches PIN flame retardant compound for ultra-flexible, high-voltage e-vehicle battery and powertrain cables.

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PIN FRs reduce smoke emission from wood

Tests show that APP protects wood composites from fire and reduces smoke and zeolites enable further improvement.

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Researching bio-based phosphorus PIN FR

Ground banana peel combined with phytic acid improves fire performance of poly lactic acid.

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Fire testing roof photovoltaics

Roof PV installations show variable fire performance depending on PV unit and roof materials and on installation.

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ATH from secondary materials

Aluminium trihydroxide was produced from anodisation residues and demonstrated as a PIN flame retardant in polyethylene.

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Bismuth – phosphorus nitrogen PIN synergy

A molecule combining bismuth with melamine phosphate shows synergistic fire and smoke reduction in epoxy.

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Research into reactive PIN FRs

Looking for solvent-free, low toxicity, reactive phosphorus PIN flame retardancy for polyamide (PA6).

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Nickel ammonia phosphate

Research shows that the PIN chemical NiNH4PO4.H2O can reduce flammability and smoke emission from epoxy resin.

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Cefic new President

Dr. Martin Brudermüller, Cefic’s new President, will lead to deliver on Green Deal objectives.

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November 13, 2020

pinfa / European Fire Safety Week webinar : Energy transition in transport and fire safety

Thursday November 19th – 10h00 – 11h30 (CET)

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October 30, 2020

European Parliament underlines fire safety

Fire safety, including selection of materials in construction and renovation, is cited in the EP position on the Renovation Wave.

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Swedish chemical tax has “limited effect”

The official report evaluating the Swedish chemicals tax finds no evidence it is effective and confirms identified problems.

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EU consultations

Pollutant Release and Transfer Register: open to 26 October 2020. The E PRTR Regulation (EC) 166/2006 currently covers emissions of 91 listed pollutants for installations in 65 sectors. Listed polluta...

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NFPA US Fire Loss Report 2019

Despite slow improvements, there were nearly 1.3 million fires in the USA in 2019, but vehicle fires are increasing, causing 17% of fire deaths.

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FEEDS White Paper: new electrical fire risks

White Paper says electrical fires are increasing and points to new risks from PhotoVoltaics, ElectricVehicles, heat pumps and the ageing population.

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Sustainable fire safety solutions

Non-halogen flame retardants are needed for sustainability trends such as clean energy or wood construction, said Maggie Baumann, FRX Polymers and pinfa-na at CAMX, the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo.

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MEP webinar promotes fire safety action

Pernille Weiss (S&D, Denmark) and Carlos Zorrinho (S&D, Portugal) called for more action on fire safety at a webinar organised by the European Fire Safety Alliance.

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MEPs call for building fire standards

Tanja Fajon (S&D, Slovenia) and Sirpa Pietikaïnen (EPP, Finland) called to ensure fire safety in building renovation in EU Renovation Wave investments at a webinar on the EU Green Deal and fire resilient buildings.

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Review of LCAs of flame retardants

LCAs conclude benefits of PIN FRs but further LCA work is needed to support substitution of halogenated FRs. Samani et al. reviewed FR LCAs, finding only two LCAs specifically comparing flame retardan...

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Flammability of bus ceilings

Three ceiling materials from Zhongtong Bus, China, showed significant heat release within a minute at heat flux 25 kW/m2.

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Vehicle trends make fire an increasing risk

The percent of road accident fatalities in burning vehicles is increasing, accentuated by materials and technology trends.

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Environmental impact of fires in buildings

A PIN FR package in epoxy shows aviation fire performance and reduced smoke emission and toxicity.

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