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March 27, 2018

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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Circular economy

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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March 6, 2018

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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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...

READ MORE

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 Products Regulation, pinfa has submitted...

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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...

READ MORE

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, prepared...

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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 PIN fire safety. He noted the incr...

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March 1, 2018

The 12th AMI Fire resistance in Plastics Conference

The 12th AMI Fire resistance in Plastics Conference, Cologne, 6-7 December 2017, brought together over 160 participants, mainly from the polymer, compounding and plastics additives industries. This...

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February 22, 2018

Conference: non-halogen flame retardants for plastics

At ANTEC (Society of Plastics Engineers conference) which runs concurrently with the NPE (National Plastics Exposition) in Orlando Florida USA the entire week of May 7th. On Thursday May 10th a spe...

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Fire safety requirements in ground transportation

On 4-5 April, pinfa North America hosts a 2-day workshop trends in bus, truck and automotive design that will affect the choice of flame retardants and materials in transportation solutions., with aut...

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February 21, 2018

Large scale tests show which panels achieve fire safety

Following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, the UK Government commissioned a series of tests of different building façade panels, to establish which combinations of materials respected UK Buildings Re...

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