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April 20, 2021

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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Lithium ion battery fire toxicity

Thermal runaway and fire test of large cell battery shows high toxic emissions and dangers to firefighters.

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PIN FRs suppress smoke in polyurethane

A combination of ammonium polyphosphate and magnesium-iron-LDH halved smoke density and toxicity of polyurethane.

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PIN FRs can reduce respirable fibres in fire

Phosphorus PIN FRs tested in carbon-fibre reinforced epoxy reduced generation of respirable fibres in fire tests.

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Human exposure to organophosphate esthers is within the reference dose (RfD)

A review of over 4 000 publications 2014-2020 identified 90 articles with useable data on organophosphate esther (OP) exposure covering OP’s used in many applications (lubricants, food packaging, plastics, plasticisers, flame retardants, glues …) and exposure via air, water, dust and food. Intake data was found for eight OP esthers (chlorinated: TCEP, TCIPP, TDCIPP; non-halogenated: TPHP, TnBP, TBOEP, TEHP, EHDPP).

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