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April 15, 2015

N-51-09 PTS and Eurostar offer PIN polyamide range

PTS and Eurostar offer PIN polyamide range Polymer Technology & Services (PTS) has signed a collaboration agreement with Eurostar Engineering Plastics to design and manufacture Starflam flame reta...

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N-51-08 Voltatex® 4080 impregnating resin

Voltatex® 4080 impregnating resin Axalta Coating Systems recently announced the launch of a new halogen-free, flame retardant impregnating resin with outstanding flame retardance, Voltatex® 4080. Th...

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N-51-07 PIN flame retardant cables for cleanroom environments

PIN flame retardant cables for cleanroom environments HELUKABEL offers a range of high performance, high quality, PIN flame-retardant cables for the particularly challenging application of “cleanroo...

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N-51-06 PIN textile flame retardant achieves OEKO-TEX 100 compliance

PIN textile flame retardant achieves OEKO-TEX 100 compliance Archroma’s Pekoflam® HFC is the first powder flame retardant for textile coating to be listed under the OEKO-TEX 100 Ecolabel. The non-h...

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N-51-05 PIN flame retarded optical fibre jackets for public buildings

PIN flame retarded optical fibre jackets for public buildings Evonik Industries AG’s has launched Vestodur® X9426, a new non-halogenated flame retardant grade for optic fibre cable jacketing and wi...

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N-51-04 New UL/ANSI circuit board types recognise PIN technology

New UL/ANSI circuit board types recognise PIN technology UL (Underwriters Laboratories) have recognised the evolution of today’s performance fire-safety treated materials for printed circuit boards...

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N-51-03 TCO Certified Displays 7 draft criteria

TCO Certified Displays 7 draft criteria TCO, the health, environment and worker protection label, has published draft updated criteria for Flat Panel Displays (FPD Certified Displays 7), which is open...

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N-51-02 Tracee Jackson cover story in International Environmentalist

Tracee Jackson cover story in International Environmentalist pinfa member FRX Polymers have launched a series of blog videos: “The Life and Times of Tracee Jackson”, the story of the dynamic ficti...

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N-51-01 Fire safety standards show their effectiveness

Fire safety standards show their effectiveness No news is good news ... Two recent examples show how stringent fire safety standards can contribute to avoiding tragedy. A spark from a light on a thea...

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March 15, 2015

N-50-03 PIN FR film for LEDs and performance applications

PIN FR film for LEDs and performance applications Teijin DuPont Films Japan has launched new PIN FR films for electronics, construction, and performance applications. The company states “Halogenated...

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N-50-12 Other news

Other news China industrial organophosphorus FR discharges: analysis of 12 organophosphorus flame retardants and industrial production intermediates in 40 rivers entering the Bohai Sea, China: 3 chlor...

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N-50-11 Non-halogenated FR market predicted to grow 7% annually

Non-halogenated FR market predicted to grow 7% annually The global non-halogenated flame retardant market for polymers is predicted to grow 67% (value) from 2011 to 2018, to reach US$ 2.15 billion in...

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N-50-10 Washington State report on flame retardants

Washington State report on flame retardants Washington State has published a report reviewing information on flame retardants, following a 2014 State legislature mandate. The report concludes that “...

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N-50-09 PIN FR solutions for polylactic acid biopolymers

PIN FR solutions for polylactic acid biopolymers Polylactic acid (PLA) is a biodegradable thermoplastic polymer produced from bio-resources such as corn starch, tapioca roots or sugarcane. However, th...

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N-50-08 NANOFRABS develops new PIN fire safety solutions for ABS

NANOFRABS develops new PIN fire safety solutions for ABS The EU (FP7-SME) funded project NANOFRABS has demonstrated the synergies between nano-clay (MMT montmorillonite) or minerals (LDH layered doubl...

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N-50-07 Fire retardant fibreglass cable support system

Fire retardant fibreglass cable support system Oglaend Systems, Norway, has developed a non-halogenated flame retardant fibre-glass range of cable supports, ladders and trays. The FRP range offers lig...

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N-50-06 Development perspectives for PIN FRs

Development perspectives for PIN FRs An article in Kunstoffe Internationale summarises developments and R&D into flame retardants, emphasising the demand for “eco-friendly” fire safety solutio...

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N-50-05 PIN flame retardants in flexible polyurethane foam

PIN flame retardants in flexible polyurethane foam Polyurethane foams are increasingly used in furniture, transport applications and in building materials, for seats and cushions, mattresses, insulati...

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N-50-04 PIN flame retardant TPEs for transport applications

PIN flame retardant TPEs for transport applications Müller Kunststoffe, part of HEXPOL TPE, the global thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounding group, has developed the Lifoflex® FLAM range of flam...

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N-50-02 GIMV – Ecochem PIN FR treatment of wood composite panels

GIMV – Ecochem PIN FR treatment of wood composite panels EcoChem International (www.ecochem.be), a portfolio company of the GIMV Group Belgium, uses non halogen flame retardants to achieve fire safe...

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N-50-01 Without FRs, today’s fires are “bigger, stronger, faster”

Without FRs, today’s fires are “bigger, stronger, faster” US research and fire safety testing organisations are working together to understand how fires develop in today’s buildings, carrying...

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February 15, 2015

“Fire Fighter Inside”

Melos, specialist compounder founded in 1930, presents the 3D-animation clip “FM Firefighter in Action”, showing a fireman appearing from the inside of a cable, representing the protective functio...

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N-49-07 PIN flame retardant polymers for moulding and extrusion

PIN flame retardant polymers for moulding and extrusion Lubrizol Engineered Polymers has launched a new non-halogen flame retardant polyurethane, under its Estane® TPU product line, for applications...

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Other news

TCSA watch list: The US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has added 23 chemicals to its TCSA Work Plan for Chemical Assessments in the Plan’s first update. These include the brominated FRs DecaBDE...

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