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October 19, 2022

SPE Flame Retardant Week 2022

The National Week of Flame Retardants, organised online by SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers) and pinfa-NA attracted over one hundred participants for five online sessions 22nd – 26th August.

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Introduction to fire safety in polymers

Roger Avakian, Avakian Polychem Consulting, provided a one hour introduction to polymer fire safety,

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PIN FR supplier presentations

This SPE event included a session of PIN FR product presentations by pinfa-NA members, showing a range of different PIN FR solutions able to achieve high levels of fire performance in many different polymers

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Regulatory and testing

Tim Reilly, Clariant, summarised regulatory developments in the USA, underlining that this is largely driven by NGOs, often via political action in one or a few States.

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Recycling

Sabyaschi Gaan, EMPA (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology), outlined developments in recycling of FR thermoplastics and thermosets.

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Looking for non-halogenated anti-drip

Yiming Zhang, Case Western Reserve University, discussed possible alternatives to PTFE to prevent melt-drip.

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Bio-based flame retardants

Kari Ingalls, Tidal Vision, presented the company’s chitosan products, sourced from seafood processing wastes

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Changsa China skyscraper façade fire

One side of the 42-storey China Telecom building rapidly engulfed in flame in presumed façade cladding fire.

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EU plans wildfire preparedness

The European Commission and Council have outlined the need for increased wildfire action in the face of climate change risks.

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FR edition of the Handmaid’s Tale

Fire resistant publication of Margaret Atwood’s book is a protect against book-burning, censorship and anti-abortion.

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Flammable acoustic foam blamed again

23 people died in a nightclub fire in Thailand, with flammable foam blamed for the rapid fire spread.

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Vancouver warns of battery fire risks

Vancouver City fire services say lithium ion batteries have caused 5 fire deaths this year with battery fires are increasing.

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US initiative for building codes

Biden-Harris administration launches action to modernise and implement building safety and energy codes across the US.

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UK extends ban on combustible cladding

Combustible cladding is banned on high rise buildings and non FR polyethylene composite panels on all new buildings.

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Fires more likely in social housing

New South Wales Australia shows nearly 44 000 residential fires in ten years, with higher incidence in social housing.

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Insurance company warns of e-bike fires

AXA UK warns of increasing fire risks from lithium-ion batteries in electric bicycles and e-scooters. 

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Review of flame retardants for battery safety

Overview of battery fire risks, flame retardant solutions and technology perspectives. 60 pages. 125 references.

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US EPA risk determination of HBCD cluster

Evaluation concludes cyclic aliphatic bromide FR chemicals present unreasonable risk for health and the environment.

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Finland lists problem FRs for recycling

Report for Business Finland lists 25 problematic or potentially problematic (under assessment) flame retardants, of which 21 are halogenated FRs and four are organophosphorus FRs

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FRPM call for abstracts open to 31/12/2022

Call for abstracts for leading flame retardant research conference Fire Retardant Polymeric Materials is now open.

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EU consultation on Ecodesign for PV

Public consultation open to 16/12/2022 asks whether to develop Ecodesign for PV panels. Safety is not mentioned.

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Science-based grouping of phosphorus FRs

pinfa publishes report on possible property-based REACH regulatory grouping of organophosphorus flame retardants.

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Mineral synergists for intumescent PIN FRs

Pinfa member IMERYS has launched a range of mineral flame retardant (FR) synergists for engineered thermoplastics.

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Sports EV cooling element of PIN FR nylon

German sports electric car uses Lanxess (pinfa member) non-halogenated flame retardant nylon for charger heat dissipation.

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