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May 14, 2018

ANTEC non-halogenated FR special interest group

At the ANTEC/NPE conference and trade show (US Society of Plastics Engineers and National Plastics Exposition), Orlando, Florida, pinfa-na will have a permanent booth n° S10052, and is co-sponsoring...

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May 4, 2018

Innovations in non halogen flame retardants at FRPM

The FRPM (Flame Retardant Polymeric Materials), every two years, brings together four days of front-edge research into flame retardants, fire behaviour of polymers and fire testing. FRPM 2017, 2-6 July, Manchester UK, showed 110 presentations and posters

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March 28, 2018

California priority chemicals in products

The California the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has published its (draft) three-year work plan on "Priority Products".

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Hewlett Packard: substitution of halogenated FRs

At FRPM 2017, Hewlett Packard (HP) summarised the IT industry view on flame retardants, noting that most major IT brands have now largely eliminated PVC and halogenated flame retardants from their products, including progressively printed circuit boards.

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Other News – California priority chemicals in products

California priority chemicals in products: the California the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)    has published its (draft) three-year work plan on "Priority Products". This identifies...

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Hewlett Packard: substitution of halogenated FRs

At FRPM 2017, Hewlett Packard (HP) summarised the IT industry view on flame retardants, noting that most major IT brands have now largely eliminated PVC and halogenated flame retardants from their pro...

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Innovations in non halogen flame retardants at FRPM

The FRPM (Flame Retardant Polymeric Materials), every two years, brings together four days of front-edge research into flame retardants, fire behaviour of polymers and fire testing. FRPM 2017, 2-6 Jul...

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Textile brands action on hazardous chemicals

Further companies have joined the apparel brands coalition to avoid emissions of hazardous chemicals in textile and synthetic leather processing: ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals). The c...

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Scott Bader PIN FR coatings achieve rail standards

The global chemical company Scott Bader is owned by its own employees, under a unique charity trustee status. The company's range includes innovative Phosphorous, Inorganic, Nitrogen flame retardant s...

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PIN FR micro-ducts for cable protection

Hexatronic, Swedish specialist in optical fibre communication systems, offers a range of 'halogen-free flame retardant' microducts for cable installation in buildings. Insulating, low friction inte...

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LSF is not LSHF

The UK specialist in lighting connection products, Flex Connectors, explains why LSF (Low Smoke and Fume) and LSHF (Low Smoke Halogen Free) are different, and offer different safety factors in case of...

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PIN FR cables for demanding applications

Italian specialist compounder Fainplast, Italy, is extending its range of high performance non halogenated flame retardant compounds, with crosslinkable HFX compounds, using the Sioplas (XLPOHFFR) met...

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Fire leads Beijing to oust migrants and demolish homes

Media are reporting that thousands of migrants have been forced out of slum housing areas in the Beijing suburbs, following a fire in Xinjiang Village, Daxing District. The fire concerned a two-storey...

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PIN FR 3D-printing polymer

Shenzhen Esun Ind. Co. has launched a PIN flame retardant ABS-based 3D-printing filament, eSUN eABS "MAX halogen-free", offering a 3D print temperature of 220-260C and print feed rate of 30-90 mm/s....

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Compounding world: growth and sustainability

Compounding World' magazine's annual feature article on flame retardants in plastics concludes that the market is continuing to grow, driven particularly by increasing electronics and electronic drive...

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New PINFA member: TOLSA

TOLSA is a global leading supplier of flame retardant synergist additives for wire & cable, construction, transport and E/E applications; with over 60 years of experience in multiple industrial ma...

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Media controversy over child car seat burn incident

A Texas mother posted online photos of a burnt car seat, claiming that she was taking her daughter out of the seat on parking when she saw smoke coming from it. She indicated that the incident, which...

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Online training on low hazard, low smoke PIN FRs

A 90-minute specialist training session online on formulating halogen-free, low hazard, low smoke polymer compounds provides an overview of PIN FRs and fillers available today, including mode of actio...

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Study for EU on regulating smoke toxicity

The European Commission has published the study commissioned by DG GROW in 2016 to evaluate the need to regulate on toxicity of smoke generated by construction products in fires, within the framework...

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EU Construction Products Regulation

The European Commission has launched a public consultation (open to all citizens, companies and organisations, based on a short questionnaire) on options for updating the EU Construction Products Regu...

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EU Consultation on FP9: input to underline fire safety

The European Union has opened a public consultation on "missions" in FP9 (the European R&D Funding Programme which will follow Horizon 2020) open to 3rd April. pinfa will input, underlining tha...

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How to promote fire safety R&D in EU policies?

Pinfa proposes dialogue on promoting the inclusion of fire safety in FP9, the EU's R&D funding Framework Programme which will follow Horizon 2020 (see Editorial of this Newsletter).

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North America workshops on polymers, transports

Pinfa North America is organising three workshops and panels on PIN flame retardants in specific applications. 4th-5th April, a 2-day workshop on Changing Material Flammability Requirements for Ground...

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March 27, 2018

Prominvest low smoke, low toxicity cables

Dmitriy Lyashenko and Valery Moroz, Prominvest Cable Compounds, Ukraine, noted that the market in both Russia and Europe is increasingly pushing for fire performance rated cables, in construction, tra...

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