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January 15, 2019

SABIC: new pinfa member

pinfa's new member SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation) www.sabic.com is a global petrochemical company, and a major producer of polyethylene, polypropylene and other advanced thermoplastics. SA...

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EU consultation on circular product policy

The European Commission has opened a public consultation to 24th January 2019 on product policies relevant to the Circular Economy. Questions in the consultation address, amongst others, restrictions...

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pinfa General Assembly

pinfa’s General Assembly took place in Cologne, 10th December, with nearly 50 participants from pinfa member companies and an invited speaker from environmental NGO ChemSec. Initial results of major...

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pinfa Annual Report brochure

For the first time, pinfa has published an Annual Report, summarising key actions in 2018 and perspectives for 2019. This was released at the AMI FRiP (Flame Resistance in Plastics) 2018 conference. T...

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Safe Chemicals Innovation Agenda

pinfa participated at a workshop on 29th October 2018, Vienna, with representatives from the European Commission as well as Netherlands and Austria national authorities in order to discuss a research...

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Stakeholder workshop on fire safety research

Around 100 fire safety stakeholders met at the meeting organised by IAFSS (International Association for Fire Safety Research) in Brussels 3rd December 2018. The meeting was sponsored by pinfa and oth...

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Bio-sourced FR project gets R&D grant

Iowa State University has obtained 2.5 million US$ funding from the US Department of Energy to develop a process to identify biologically-derived molecules which can lead to new flame retardant or ant...

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Phosphorus and lignin PIN FR for ABS

Lignin is an abundant bio-sourced material which as PIN flame retardant properties by contributing to char formation. In this study, kraft lignin was supplied by the paper industry (UPM Finland). This...

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New Epoxy resins for FST applications

Hexion, a global leader in thermoset polymers, in particular epoxy and phenolic resins, has launched a new PIN flame retardant resin system, particularly adapted to infused glass laminate composites,...

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Standards for chemicals for the Circular Economy

The European Standards Organisation (CEN/CENELEC) has circulated the final report of the NEN/BTWG11 working group into standards needs for sustainable chemicals for the Circular Economy. Challenges po...

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FR 3D-printing nylon for aerospace

3D Systems, specialist in on-demand manufacturing for a wide range of sectors and applications, has launched DuraForm ProX FR1200(SLS) a flame retardant nylon-12 for direct 3D production of parts for...

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Thermahood chooses PIN FR polymer for light safety

The Northern Ireland attic light specialist, Thermahood, has selected PIN flame retardant polypropylene for the upside sealing covers of its Down Light Attic Seals ceiling lights. These must ensure an...

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Nexans PIN FR cables are LPCB Certified

Nexans’ fire resistant, PIN flame retardant, low smoke Alsecure NX600 armoured power cables have obtained LPCB certification and is BS7846-F120 compliant. The Loss Prevention Certification Board (LP...

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First clear UL94 V-0 LED resin is PIN flame retardant

Electrolube, a global manufacturer of chemicals for electronics, has launched the first UL94 V-0 rated, transparent encapsulation resin for LED applications. The new UR5641 resin is halogen-free and b...

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Fatal residential fires in Europe

The European Fire Safety Alliance and Brandweer (Fire Service Academy) have published a 6-page information document communicating key statistics on residential fires. It is noted that the elderly (65+...

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PIN FR polyamide for high resistance cable conduits

HellermannTyton, a global leader in cable installation systems, offers a high mechanical performance PIN flame retardant corrugated polyamide (PA6) conduit HG-FR13. The conduit achieves UL94-V0 and ra...

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Biosourced PIN FR organic – mineral aerogels

Aerogels are very low density, porous materials, which offer high potential for innovative applications in packaging and insulation applications. First generation aerogels based on mineral matrices ar...

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December 14, 2018

Pinfa Activity Report 2018 is now available!

Throughout 2018, pinfa has maintained a high level of activities and commitment to promote PIN flame retardants in Europe and beyond. Indeed, 2018 is a watershed because it has been the first year wit...

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November 29, 2018

Stakeholder meeting on fire safety in EU Horizon Europe

Brussels 4th December 2018. A wide range of stakeholders will discuss fire safety in the EU’s research and technology in Horizon Europe (100 billion €, 2021-2028, see pinfa Newsletter n°93) and t...

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Flame Resistance in Plastics and the Circular Economy

pinfa and AMI are organising a specialist panel on flame retardants in the plastics circular economy at AMI’s Fire Resistance in Plastics Conference, Cologne, Germany, 10-12 December 2018. This is t...

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Workshop on design for fire safety in green electronics

San José, California, 30 April – 1 May 2019. Day 1 will provide an overview of flame retardants, fire testing and formulation for electrical and electronic applications, with presentations by Alex...

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pinfa China: fire safety challenges in electro-mobility

pinfa organised the first workshop on fire safety challenges in electro-mobility with 140 attendees in Shanghai, 22nd November 2018. With its ambitious targets for electric vehicles, China is leading...

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Energy efficient buildings and fire

RISE is currently starting, for the Norway Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB) and the Norway Building Authority (DiBK) an assessment of how new materials and technologies in buildings impact fire...

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New pinfa introduction video

pinfa has published a new two minute video explaining who we are and what we do. Infographics explain how different (phosphorus, inorganic and nitrogen based) PIN flame retardants function to reduce f...

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