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February 15, 2015

Flame retardant market reports

2014 Market Research Report on Global Flame Retardant Industry (9Dimen Research, 7/2014), covers North America, Europe and Asia, including information on prices, capacity, supply and demand, industry...

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New elastomers meet railway fire-safety standards

BORFLEX® Cafac-Bajolet, France, has introduced three halogen-free flame retardant (HFFR) elastomers achieving the new European railway fire-safety standard EN45545. Flametsop® 701, 702 and 703 offer...

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DuPont: halogen-free dominates for E&E applications

DuPont Performance Polymers has launched two new grades of advanced materials, with performance and sustainability objectives: DuPont™ Rynite® PET, FR533NH, and DuPont™ Zytel® FR95G25V0NH PA. Bo...

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N-49-06 Insulation fire safety standards are effective

Insulation fire safety standards are effective Fire safety expert, Marcelo Hirschler, writing in Fire Safety & Technology Bulletin (10/2014) presents the success of US building code obligations fo...

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N-49-05 Orbis PIN FR pallets get approval

Orbis PIN FR pallets get approval Orbis Corp. reusable packing specialists have obtained Factory Mutual Insurance (FM) approval for non-halogen fire-retardant reusable pallets, an industry first, with...

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N-49-04 “The world can really benefit from flame retardant wood”

“The world can really benefit from flame retardant wood” High school students and a polymer research centre have teamed up to develop “a sustainable method to make wood used in construction flam...

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N-49-03 Washington metro smoke death

Washington metro smoke death One person died and over 80 were hospitalised when a Washington Metro train stopped and filled with smoke on 11th January. Authorities indicate that the smoke was caused b...

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N-49-02 High performance material for lithium ion battery casings

High performance material for lithium ion battery casings Bayer has launched Bayblend® FR4000, an innovative “environmentally friendly” PIN flame retardant polymer blend designed for demanding au...

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N-49-01 Flammability requirements for commercial buildings

Flammability requirements for commercial buildings pinfa North America (pinfa-na) and the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable are organising a workshop on “Meeting Flammability Requirements for...

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January 15, 2015

Presafer, pinfa’s first member from China

Presafer (Qingyuan City, Guangdong, China) has become pinfa’s first Asia-based member company. Presafer is a specialized producer of environmentally friendly, halogen-free flame retardants, based on...

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Other News

Organophosphorus (OP) flame retardants: a review of environmental studies on OP substances used as plasticisers or FRs looks at human exposure to 3 halogenated OPFRs, 6 OP plasticisers and 3 non-halog...

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Proposed End-of-Waste criteria outline for plastics

The European Commission has published a report outlining proposed End-of-Waste criteria for waste plastics intended for conversion into recycled plastics products. The report indicates that “Most ad...

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Phytate: from agriculture’s problem to bio-sourced PIN FR

Much of the phosphorus present in crops (cereals in particular) is present as “phytate” (C6H18O24P6 see below). This form of phosphorus poses issues in agriculture and food, because it cannot be d...

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PolyFlame: Full scale fire gas tests of PIN FR cables

‘PolyFlame’, the newsletter of the French Chemical Society (SCF), has published results of full-scale fire gas emission tests on cables carried out as part of the OCDE Prism2 programme, with an ob...

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Biosourced PIN flame retardants

Research shows that two renewable PIN flame retardants can be combined: Phosphorus based phytic acid (widely present in plant seeds) and Nitrogen containing chitosan (derived from natural chitin, pres...

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Afumex LSX cables chosen for care village

Prysmian’s Afumex LSX LS0H (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) cables a have been selected for the UK£ 1 million electrical installation at the new Edenholme Care Village, Scotland. The cables will provide sm...

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“Europe is Playing with Fire”

80 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and candidate MEPs have signed a pledge to work for a fire safe Europe, as proposed by the European Fire Fighters Unions Alliance (EFFUA). The fire fighter...

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pinfa responds to consultation on ammonium salts

pinfa has submitted information to the ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) consultation on the use of ammonium salts to reduce fire risks of cellulose building materials (see pinfa Newsletter n° 46). pi...

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BASF launches glass fibre reinforced PIN FR polyamide

BASF’s new Ultramid® A3U42G6 is a PIN flame retardant, glass fibre reinforced polyamide (PA) offering light colorability and easy processing (low deposits, low corrosivity). The material meets UL 9...

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EPA Design for the Environment: alternatives to TBBPA

The US Environmental Protection Agency has published an update of the Printed Circuit Boards Partnership report (DfE: Design for the Environment) on alternatives to the brominated flame retardant TBBP...

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Full-scale furnished room fire tests show limited escape time

For the first time for a decade, new experimental work is published assessing tenability (how toxic gases and heat prevent escape and kill) using full-scale furnished rooms. The authors, Guillaume et...

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November 15, 2014

Other news

Carbon nanotubes: An international working group at IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) has assessed evidence concerning possible cancer effects of carbon nanotubes. They concluded that...

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FIVE 2014 – fire safety in vehicles

Jérôme De Boysere, Thor, and Elke Schlosser, Clariant, represented pinfa at FIVE (3rd International Conference on Fires in Vehicles), 1-2 October 2014, in Berlin www.firesinvehicles.com. Some 160 pa...

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Bio-based PIN flame retardants for epoxy thermosets

Bio-based flame retardants were prepared by reacting phosphorus into the hydroxyl groups of phloroglucinol, a bio-based material produced by bacterial fermentation of sugar (glucose), using three diff...

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