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March 27, 2018

Armacell PET structural foams

Christoph Justen, Armacell, provides rigid PET foams for applications requiring demanding mechanical properties and light weight, such as wind turbine blades and structural elements in transport appli...

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Ecodek wood-polymer composites

Luis Enriquez, Ecodek (Epwin Group), develops wood-polymer composite materials for exterior applications such as fencing and decking. Fire resistance is not generally required today for such applicati...

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Elke Metzsch-Zilligen, Fraunhofer LBF

Elke Metzsch-Zilligen, Fraunhofer LBF, presented initial results of the pinfa – Fraunhofer LBF testing of recyclability of PIN flame retarded polymers, by multiple extrusion and ageing. Tests with p...

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PIN synergists to improve PIN FR performance

De-Yi Wang, IMDEA Materials Institute, Madrid, Spain presented research into new functionalized nano-materials as PIN flame retardants (layered double hydroxides, nano-clays, nano-carbons, nano silica...

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PIN synergists to improve PIN FR performance

Bansi Kaul, MCA Technologies, presented his company’s PPMT (poly(piperazinyl,morpholinyl)triazines) PIN FR synergists (see previous AMI conferences in pinfa Newsletter n°s 80, 76, 61). In additi...

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PIN synergists to improve PIN FR performance

Swaraj Paul, Paxymer, presented the company’s development of PIN FR synergists based on carboxylic functional polymers and acrylate copolymers, which can be used with phosphorus, inorganic or nitrog...

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PIN synergists to improve PIN FR performance

Kathrin Lehmann, Evonik, summarised the advantages of organomodified siloxanes (OMS) as functional PIN synergists. Inclusion of specific functional groups onto the ends or sides or siloxane molecular...

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Tesa performance adhesives

Cai Rong Lim, tesa, is developing new performance adhesive solutions for industrial and professional customers as well as end consumers. Applications are developed for industrial sectors such as autom...

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Inorganic flame retardant developments

Sophie Duquesne, ENSCL (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille), presented applied research projects into PIN flame retardant applications. Development and testing of a lightweight carpet for...

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Inorganic flame retardant developments

Fouad Laoutid, Materia Nova (Belgium), presented tests on calcium hydroxides (hydrated limes and hydrated dolomite limes) as flame retardants for polyethylene and EVA polymers, in combination with oth...

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Inorganic flame retardant developments

Klaus Rathberger, George H. Luh, presented applications of expandable graphite as a PIN flame retardant. See also AMI FR conference 2016 in pinfa Newsletter n° 61. Expandable graphite can be an effec...

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Inorganic flame retardant developments

Maryline Desseix, Polyone (pinfa member), presented development and testing of innovative solutions to combine PIN flame retardant performance in polymers with sustainability. Inorganic PIN FRs, such...

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High performance PIN FR masterbatches

Mark Hannah, Gabriel-Chemie, underlines the need for stringent fire safety regulation or specifications to move the market. High fire performance masterbatches are today available, but at a cost. A go...

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Innovative PIN FR systems

Gérard Lips, BASF (pinfa member), underlined that flame retardants must enable product fire safety requirements whilst also respecting objectives for environmental and health safety and for recyclabi...

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Innovative PIN FR systems

Birgit Fassbender, Budenheim, (pinfa member), presented new PIN FR systems for reinforced thermoplastics for electrical and electronics equipment. These high-tech applications require fire resistance...

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Innovative PIN FR systems

Christian Schmidt, Clariant,(pinfa member), presented new non-halogenated FR systems for transport fire safety. The new EU railway materials standards EN 45545-2 sets demanding fire, smoke and toxicit...

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Innovative PIN FR systems

Jan-Pleun Lens, FRX Polymers  (pinfa member), presented new applications of the company’s phosphonate PIN FR technologies, available as polymers, oligomers with tailored functional end-groups, and...

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Smoke toxicity

pinfa President, Adrian Beard, Clariant, noted that pinfa is not “campaigning” for the introduction of smoke toxicity requirements in regulation. In the current reassessment of the EU Construction...

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Discussion session on smoke toxicity

A discussion session with conference participants, on smoke toxicity, was organised by AMI and pinfa following the CREPIM report presentation. Participants underlined: • Smoke is always toxic. Pr...

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Smoke toxicity

Guillaume Capon, CREPIM, (fire research and testing, France), presented the initial review of published scientific data on whether PIN flame retardants impact the toxicity of smoke emissions, prepa...

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Günter Beyer, Kabelwerk Eupen

Günter Beyer, Kabelwerk Eupen, opened the conference by identifying flame retardant development trends from an overview of scientific publications on flame retardants. All the trends noted concern PI...

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March 19, 2018

Cables

Camillo Cardelli, iPOOL Materials Design, Italy, explained that cables in Europe today must undergo the EN 59399 vertical fire test for CPR (Construction Products Regulation), with demanding parameter...

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Thermal insulation BASF polyurethane insulation

Arne Klinkebiel, BASF (pinfa member), specialises in polyurethane insulation, and underlines the importance of finding new PIN flame retardant solutions. Challenges include the need to respect demandi...

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Ecodek wood-polymer composites

Luis Enriquez, Ecodek (Epwin Group), develops wood-polymer composite materials for exterior applications such as fencing and decking. Fire resistance is not generally required today for such applicati...

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