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March 2, 2021

Cyclotriphosphazene durable textile FRs

New phosphorus-based PIN FRs developed by DTNW for textiles show wash resistance.

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Review: electrospinning for FR polymers

Electrospinning offers routes to develop new FR fibre solutions with improved mechanical properties,

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Review: FR polymers for 3D printing

3D printing enables new approaches to flame retardancy, such as surface layers or enclosure of FRs in structural voids.

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Developments in DOPO derivatives as FRs

A review paper summarises recent progress in phosphorus PIN FRs derived from DOPO, replacing halogenated FRs.

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Phosphorus – iron synergy for cotton FR

PIN FRs, 3D DOPO (P-based) and ferrocene (Fe-based), reacted onto cotton provided durable fire resistance and waterproofing.

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PIN FRs for recycled Tetra-Pak

PIN flame retardants show to be effective in PEAL, a composite material resulting from recycling of TetraPak packaging

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Recycling fire-extinguishers to PIN FRs

Ammonium phosphate from end-of-life ABC dry-powder fire extinguishers is an effective PIN FR in polyethylene.

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A Canada Government screening concludes trixylyl phosphate has low environment risk and adequate health safety margins

In Europe, however, trixylyl phosphate is on the REACH SVHC Candidate List (Substance of Very High Concern).

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Developmental toxicity of brominated FR (BDE) but not PIN FR (AlPi).

Lethality and teratogenicity were tested using the standard fish species, zebrafish, for up to 96 hours after fertilisation of eggs.

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January 15, 2021

Discussion of FRs in mobile phones in Ecodesign work.

Discussion of FRs in mobile phones in Ecodesign work.

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Cohort study suggests maternal exposure to some phosphorus ester FRs may impact baby’s size at birth.

Cohort study suggests maternal exposure to some phosphorus ester FRs may impact baby’s size at birth.

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Long term diabetes effect of penta-BDE in mice.

Long term diabetes effect of penta-BDE in mice.

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pinfa GA sees opportunities

Despite Covid, pinfa members see opportunities for PIN FRs with the Green Deal and new applications.

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Training to formulate fire safe materials

Four interactive webinars will provide insight into flame retardant product design for formulators and compounders

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New EU Batteries Regulation proposal

The European Commission’s proposed text targets sustainability and safety, but neglects battery fire safety.

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EU consultation Zero Pollution Ambition

Input is invited to 10th February for the EU Zero Pollution Action Plan for air, water and soil, to be adopted in 2021.

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pinfa input to Sustainable Products Initiative

Benefits of chemicals’ functions in consumer products should be considered, and LCA, product durability and recycling.

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pinfa input to CPR consultation

pinfa supports reinforcing the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) as central to ensuring building fire safety.

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UK consults on architects’ fire competence

UK Government proposes greater accountability and responsibility for fire & structural safety

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Compounding World shows future is PIN

AMI’s industry magazine annual review on flame retardants features nearly 20 new products, of which only one is not PIN.

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pinfa joins Batteries Partnership

Fire safety is a key challenge for the roll-out of e-mobility and energy storage batteries.

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European Fire Safety Week webinar: smoke

Experts and fire-fighters explained the increasing risk from smoke in fire in modern buildings, because of new materials, green building and furnishings

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Fire safety & energy transition in buildings

Members of the European Parliament say fire risks of green buildings and renovation must be addressed.

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Questions on smoke toxicity

A webinar with experts and regulators underlined the complexity of smoke toxicity, showing that regulation of fire toxicity emissions of construction products is currently neither feasible nor appropr...

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