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November 8, 2018

California bans non-inorganic FRs in furniture

The State of California has enacted legislation banning, from 1st January 2020, all non-inorganic, halogenated or nano flame retardant or synergist chemicals in residential furniture, mattresses and c...

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PIN FR synergies in ABS

A research paper shows synergies between the organic and inorganic nitrogen-phosphorus PIN flame retardants in the performance polymer ABS ( acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), using 15 % wt. HNTP (he...

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ChemSec launches chemical substitution tool

International environmental NGO ChemSec has launched an online tool to facilitate substitution of hazardous chemicals, based on ChemSecs “SIN” List (Substitute It Now). ChemSec’s SIN List has no...

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R&D: bio-based phosphorus FRs for polyurethanes

Six different phosphorus-containing polyols were synthesised from bio-based derivatives of castor oil, soybean oil, sucrose and orange peel, by reacting with DEAP (diethyl allyphosphonate, derived fro...

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Other News

RDP indicated as possible ED and PBT: Conclusions of the Risk Management Option Analysis (RMOA) carried out by the French authorities for ECHA on RDP (Tetraphenyl resorcinol bis(diphenylphosphate) = T...

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November 7, 2018

PolyOne joins pinfa Europe

PolyOne is a longstanding and founding member of pinfa North America (engaged and active since 2012) and has now also additionally joined pinfa Europe. PolyOne Corporation, with 2017 revenues of $3.2...

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FM Global fire risk resilience index

FM Global’s origins are from a Rhode Island textile mill owner who in 1835 improved his installation to reduce the risks of fire loss, and asked his insurers for a lower premium. When they declined,...

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Public support for fire codes but adoption neglect

The US National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Fire & Life Safety Policy Institute have issued reports showing public support for fire and electrical safety codes, but widely varying i...

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600 000 dishwashers recalled for fire risk

BSH Home Appliances has recalled around 408 000 Bosch, Gaggenau, Jenn-Air and Thermador dishwashers in the USA plus 61 000 in Canada because the power cord can overheat and catch fire. This follows...

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UK: Whirlpool accused of white goods fires

Data from the London Fire Brigade, covering eight years, shows that Whirlpool white goods caused three times more fires than any other manufacturer. The data was released after a Freedom of Informatio...

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No recall for Grenfell fire fridge-freezer model

The UK Government has announced conclusions of a product safety investigation into the Hotpoint FF175B fridge-freezer (manufactured by Whirlpool from 2006-2009) identified by the police as being invol...

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Cost benefit analysis of fire barriers in furniture

A study by California State University tries to make a Cost Benefit Analysis of including a cloth fire barrier in domestic upholstered furniture in California. The authors note that taking into accoun...

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NFPA stops development of furniture flame ignition test

The Standards Council of the US National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has voted to stop development of NFPA 277 Standard Methods of Tests for Evaluating Fire and Ignition Resistance of Upholster...

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Controversy over furniture fire smoke study

A four page article in FSTB by A. Morgan, fire safety group leader at University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Fire Sciences (JFS), questions the conclusion...

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More than 100 000 non residential fires in the US

The US Fire Administration (FEMA) has published a report on non-residential fires. Over 100 000 fires in non-residential buildings in the USA are reported annually, causing around 90 deaths, 1 350 i...

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PIN FR plywood achieves B-S1, d0

UPM, a Finnish and global leader in paper and fibre products, has launched a new flame retarded WISA-SpruceFR structural plywood for construction uses. The non-halogen, non heavy metal FR treatment en...

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ISO 13571 updated to modify smoke toxicant calculation

The ISO 13571 standard document “Life-threatening components of fire - Guidelines for the estimation of time to compromised tenability in fires” has been updated, in particular removing use of “...

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US railway fire standard NFPA 130 modifications

Proposals for updates of the US rail and transit fire standard NFPA 130 is under discussion. Proposed modifications include elimination of “limited combustible materials” from all construction. Th...

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PIN FR compounds to substitute PVC

Dynamic Modifiers, an innovative speciality plastic compounder based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA with 13 staff and operating since 2001, have developed a PIN FR polyolefin replacement for flexible PVC, c...

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Recycling PIN FR polyamides

An article in Kunstoffe International industry magazine outlines the potential for recycling of PIN flame retardant plastics in the Circular Economy and presents results of recycling tests on glass fi...

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CPR compliant low smoke HFFR cable compounds

Teknor-Apex, a global leader in custom compounding solutions and customer-specific requirements, offers EU Construction Product Regulation fire safety standard compliant low-smoke, halogen free FR cab...

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PIN epoxy achieves Airbus fire and smoke specs.

Masterbond, global technical adhesive system specialist since 1976, has launched a non-halogenated flame retardant two component epoxy meeting Airbus’ demanding standards for fire performance, smoke...

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Halogen-free fire protection foam insulated metal panels

CENTRIA, a world leader in performance building envelopes, launched in 2017 and now provides as standard its fire retardant Formawall Dimension Series foam-insulated metal panels (IMP) as halogen-free...

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Iron compound reduces smoke emission

Ferrocene, an aromatic iron compound (C5H5)2, was tested for smoke emission effects in polystyrene sheets, using cone calorimeter, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), Fourrier transform infrared (TGA-FT...

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