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May 12, 2016

Correction

This article reported a Netherlands RIVM report which referred to the Solvolyse process which re-dissolves EPS (expanded polystyrene) to remove HBCD and enable recycling. It should be noted that this...

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Washington State, USA, has enacted a bill banning from 1st July 2017 the sale of “children’s products or residential furniture” containing more than 0.01% (in any product component) of five flam...

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IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), the international standards and conformity assessment body for all electrical, electronic and related technologies, voted on 3rd March 2016 approval of...

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Competitive Enterprise Institute on halogen FRs

A 27 page paper by Angela Logomasini, for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, USA, indicates that banning halogen flame retardants could result in “unnecessary and preventable loss of life from fi...

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PIN FRs reach 450 km/h within 5 seconds

Clariant phosphorus-based PIN flame retardants are used in high fire security flexible polyurethane foams in the Florida Institute of Technology / Larsen Motorsports dragster, testing new limits for a...

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PIN based FR fire safety for construction work

BASF, world leader in chemicals with around 112 000 people worldwide, has exhibited a nitrogen based PIN flame retardant polyolefin for fire safe shade nets for use in building construction, renovatio...

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Hewlett Packard strong awareness on safer chemicals

A case study in SpecialChem’s ‘Business Guide to safer chemicals in the supply chain’ presents Hewlett Packard’s strong action to move towards safer chemicals, responding to drivers including...

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High temperature resistant polyamide PA6T

Italy based compounder Vamp Tech specialised in flame retarded compounds, has launched a PIN flame retarded PPA (PA6T) with 30% glass fibre. Vampamid HT 3028 V0 offers resistance to high temperatures...

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VisicoTM scorch resistant FR compounds for cables

Borealis and Borouge have launched Visico™ FR4450 (for construction cables) and FR4451 (for photovoltaic PV cables). The silane cross-linkable compounds contain inorganic based flame retardants and...

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Cradle-to-Cradle certified PIN FR sun control fabric

Phifer, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is a world leader in screening products for insect and sun control with 60 years industry and design experience.Phifers interior and exterior sun control fabrics combine d...

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PIN FR labels “Keep danger at bay”

Avery Dennison, supplying label and packaging materials to more than 10 000 customers worldwide, is promoting PIN flame retardant labelling solutions to reduce fire risks of portable electronics equip...

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Cogegum® HFFR cables for safety and sustainability

Solvay has launched three new grades of Cogegum® silane grafted, polyolefin-based, 'ambient cure' cross-linkable and halogen-free flame retardant (GFR XLPO-HFFR) compounds intended for safe, fire res...

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PIN flame retardant market growth expected

A study by MarketsandMarkets predicts 8% annual growth of the global “halogen-free flame retardant market” from 3.4 billion US$ in 2015 to 5.4 billion US$ in 2021. E&E, already the largest mar...

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Denmark publishes screening of flame retardants

The Danish Government has published three reports on flame retardants: “Fire safety requirements and alternatives to brominated flame retardants,” “Pre-screening of REACH registration dossiers f...

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Sweden proposes chemicals tax on all E&E goods

A proposed “chemicals tax” currently being considered by the Swedish Government would impose a minimum 2.50 €/kg (up to 9.25 € per product) on a wide range of electrical and electronic goods s...

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Aflammit® listed for Oeko-Tex

Thor, one of Europe’s leading producers of durable flame retardants for textiles and fibres, has been accredited by the Oeko-Tex Ecolabel (health, safety and environment) for several of the company...

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Two tower fire in UEA: non fire retardant cladding again

Yet another major fire has hit two 26-storey skyscrapers in the twelve tower Ajman One residential complex, United Arab Emirates, 28th March. This is the fourth major skyscraper fire in the UEA since...

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pinfa workshop at ISFRMT China, 17th June

pinfa’s first workshop in the People’s Republic of China will take place on 17th June Changchun, China, as a session within the well-known scientific ISFRMT 4th International Symposium on Flame Re...

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May 3, 2016

Dow Corning: working together for PIN FR solutions

Fabien Rialland: collaboration between FR suppliers, polymer industries, synergist specialists and user industries can find sustainable PIN FR solutions for new applications, ensuring fire performance...

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Deflamo

Fredrik Westin, Deflamo, presented industrial development of the Apyrum® PIN flame retardant system www.deflamo.se Today, a 500 -1 000 tonne/year pilot production unit is under construction in Karlsh...

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Dow Chemical USA

John, Davis, Dow Chemical USA, presented the company’s response to the banning of HBCD on different world markets (EU REACH Annex XIV deadline 2015, Japan 2014, Canada under consideration) and the n...

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Saint Gobain: performance and sustainability

David te Strake, Vertrotech Saint Gobain, sees eco-friendly and bio-sourced flame retardants as offering important potential to improve the performance and sustainability of the company’s products....

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Schneider Electric

Laurent Tribut and Virginie Renavant, Schneider Electric, France, presented the company’s requirements regarding flame retarded polymers for low voltage electrical equipments such as contactors and...

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Centexbel

Ine De Vilder, Centexbel, Belgium, presented the FR4Tex project (www.fr4tex.be), funded by Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship, to facilitate research on eco-friendly flame retardants for texti...

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