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July 31, 2017

EU research targets polymer recycling

The European Commission has announced nearly 30 million € funding for three large R&D projects into fibre and polymer recycling for the circular economy, each with a consortium of around 20 rese...

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June 30, 2017

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NGO accuses certain chemicals of impacting children’s brain development Maine DEP testifies against furniture flame retardant ban Children flame retardant exposure study NGO accuses certain c...

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Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) to refer to NGO chemicals list SCCPs and brominated FRs in toys Dechlorane Plus proposed for REACH restriction Organophosphorus FRs show long-range atmos...

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Expert critical review of Sweden chemicals tax

pinfa has written to the Swedish government to support a submission by DIGITAL EUROPE, the digital technology trade organisation, raising concerns about the Sweden chemicals ecotax on E&E goods (s...

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Artel PIN flame retardant railway hoses

Artel Rubber Company, UK, has been supplying high quality products to the rail industry for 25 years. Artel’s PIN flame retardant silicone rubber hoses offer fire performance conform to railway stan...

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MEGOLON low smoke PIN elastomers

With over 30 years’ experience in thermoplastics compounding, Mexichem is a market leader in custom-made, added-value solutions, in particular LSHF (Low Smoke Halogen Free) plastics under the MEGOLO...

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Technical performance PIN PBTs

Lanxess High Performance Materials (HPM) division has showcased non-halogenated flame retardant performance grades of polybutylene terephthalates (PBT), with up to 30% glass fibre reinforcement. The...

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China proposed chemicals restrictions

China has carried out a public consultation on proposals to restrict 103 chemicals in consumer products, including toys, textiles, coatings, paints, decorations and furniture. The National Consumer P...

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Heat shrink tubing with PIN FRs

TE Connectivity, a global communications electronics supplier with 7 000 engineers worldwide, offers high performance PIN flame retardant heat shrinking tubing, with a 2:1 shrinkage ratio. Heat shrin...

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Organic silicon-nitrogen based FR cellulose fibre

SOL FR® is a new inherent cellulose-based FR fibre offered by the Chinese company Beijing SOL. It is produced through spinning and solidifying after a grafting reaction between cellulose solution and...

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Fire residue chemistry from PIN FR systems

  A. Sut, Berlin, PhD, 2016, analyses pyrolysis and fire residue (char) chemistry of multi-component PIN FR** systems in styrene-based thermoplastic elastomer (SEBS)* and in a DGEBA expoxy resin...

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Performance compounding lines for PIN FR polymers

BUSS AG, Pratteln, Switzerland, has introduced a new and upgraded version of their MX 105-22 compounder range specifically adapted for Halogen free flame retardant cable compounds. Please verify the...

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Cefic confirms commitment to Paris climate agreement

Cefic, the European chemical industry association and industry CEOs reacted immediately to Donald Trump’s stated intention to withdraw from the Paris agreement. Cefic stated that it backs a strong...

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10 years of REACH positive for confidence in chemicals

Cefic has joined with ECHA and the European Commission in celebrating 10 years of REACH, the European Chemicals Regulation which entered into force on 1 June 2007. REACH is still today the main regul...

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pinfa to open European Coatings Fire Forum 2017

Philippe Salémis, pinfa Director, will launch European Coatings’ “Fire Forum” 2017 (17-18 October, Berlin), with a short course on flame retardants, how they work, constraints, regulatory statu...

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USA: electrical faults cause deadly fires

NFPA Journal reports several cases where the cause of deadly home fires is identified as electrical equipment. In one case, an overheating extension cord ignited clothing on a bedroom floor, leading t...

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Dubai tightens building fire & safety code

The United Arab Emirates has published a new construction fire and safety code, including new tight regulations on flammability of building exterior claddings. This follows a number of recent fires i...

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DecaBDE and SCCPs added to POPs list

The COP POP meeting, Geneva, April 2017, decided to add the brominated flame retardant DecBDE and the chlorinated flame retardant SCCP (short chain chlorinated paraffins) to the Stockholm Convention l...

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pinfa high-level presentation at UNEP POP convention

Over 120 visitors met pinfa at the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) conference of the parties of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions on Persistant Organic Pollutants (COP POP), A...

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EU consultation on abolition of building safety rules

The European Commission has opened a public consultation on the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), open online to 18th July 2017, proposing policy options including repealing the Regulation, modi...

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London Grenfell Tower fire

pinfa member companies and cefic share the grief of all those impacted by the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, 14th June 2017. As we write, at least 79 people are known to have been killed and 127 familie...

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June 12, 2017

Indian Oxides

Mahash Patil, Indian Oxides, presented his vision for flame retardants (FRs) of the future: polymeric or react into polymers (to avoid possible environmental losses and toxicity), biodegradeable and n...

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Pioneer Scientific Solutions

Hsinjin Yang, Pioneer Scientific Solutions, presented work with the Micro Combustion Calorimeter (MCC) (ASTM D7309), which offers a 10-minute duration test using 3 – 5 mg of sample material. The obj...

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UL LLC

Dwayne Sloan, UL LLC, presented on the Steiner Tunnel fire test which applies large scale fire conditions to assess surface burning characteristics for building materials, such as drywall, cooler pane...

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