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April 20, 2021

PIN FR synergy for epoxy

PIN FR solutions with phosphorus, nitrogen organo-clay and nano-silica enables UL94-V0 in epoxy at 30% loading. The authors tested a PIN combination of organically modified sodium montmorillonite (OM...

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Ceramifiable FR polymers for fire safety

PIN FRs enable high fire performance HFFR cables which retain structure and water resistance in fire.

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Lightweight PIN FR composites

Vacuum infusion composites with PIN flame retardants enable lightweight, performance components for transport systems.

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Bespoke performance organo-mineral FRs

Ivan Kotek, Funzionano, presented the company’s range of silicon-containing POSS (polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane) PIN FRs, developed with Norwegian research centre SINTEF.

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Flame Retardant and Plastics Recycling

PIN FRs are the future for plastics recycliFlame ng as they avoid halogens or antimony in tomorrow’s waste and recycling

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Flame retardants in e-mobility

Rapid growth of e-mobility requires specific flame retardant materials to ensure safety with batteries and high voltages.

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New phosphorus PIN FR for e-mobility

Adeka new liquid phosphorus ester to combine fire resistance and mechanical performance for e-vehicle materials.

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Fire safety in public transport

Buket Turan, Eurotec Engineering Plastics, explained that plastics enable weight reduction (so energy efficiency) in transport applications, as well as noise reduction and design flexibility.

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April 14, 2021

Pinfa launches new educational tool on fire safety and flame retardants

Here is an overview presentation with, 80+ slides of information and graphics explaining materials’ fire safety, flame retardants, relevant fire tests and standardsas well as environmental and health aspects.

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March 24, 2021

pinfa sustainability strategy

pinfa’s General Assembly discussed directions for PIN FRs in the context of the new EU Chemicals Strategy and the Green Deal.

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Fire, smoke & toxicity for transportation

Pinfa-NA – sampe (Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering) free online event, 28 April 2021.

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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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More PIN FRs on TCO accepted list

Sixteen PIN FRs are now on the TCO Certified list of safer alternatives.

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Fire dangers from objects near buildings

Bench fire destroys school and again shows risks of outside furniture or decorations not covered by building regulations.

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Eastman announce polyester recycling plant

100 000 t/y of waste polymers will be broken down by methanolysis to chemical building blocks for new quality plastics.

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Halogen free flame retardant PC blends

Romiloy 7410® is a non-halogen rubber-modified PC blend offering mechanical, UV and fire performance (UL94-V @1.5 mm).

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PIN FR 3D-printing for aviation

Stratasys’ ULTEM™ 9085 resin performance 3D-printing filaments meet aviation and railway fire, smoke and toxicity standards.

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Safe FR coating for furniture

Annabel Furniture, with Flamaway, has launched a novel FR coating to achieve fire safety, e.g. on polyester fabrics.

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Loctite FR photopolymer for Asiga printers

Henkel’s halogen-free photo-curing resin is validated for Asiga 3D-printers, enabling ultra-fast, precision manufacturing.

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Fire safe waterproof sun-protection

Markilux has launched a halogen-free flame retardant polyester sun shading fabric for its designer awnings and blinds

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LSHF cable for long term reliability

Low Smoke Zero Halogen cables ensure low toxicity and high visibility in fire, operation up to 105°C and 70 years working life.

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Aviation carpet with recycled binder

Anker, Devan and Shark Solutions have developed a halogen-free FR carpet for aviation using 100% recycled PVB binder (polyvinyl butyral) sourced from recycled vehicle and construction glass.

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Toxic gases from electric vehicle fires

RiSE report concludes EV fires have similar heat release to conventional vehicles, but specific additional toxicity risks.

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Challenges of lithium ion battery fires

A review of 150 papers shows the high variability of LiB fires, importance of battery chemistry and of state of charges (SOC).

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