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March 8, 2016

Low loading P FR for epoxy resin

A novel phenophosphazine based PIN flame retardant (HD-PPA, a ten carbon ring molecule containing four nitrogen and two phosphorus atoms, 7.4% P) was experimentally synthesised and tested in DGEBA epo...

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Third Dubai skyscraper fire since 2012

The fire which severely damaged ‘The Address’ 63-storey skyscraper hotel Dubai (93rd tallest building in the world) on New Year’s Eve is the third major skyscraper fire in the city since 2012, a...

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Low-cost PIN enhanced fire performance cables

Teknor Apex, one of the world’s leading custom plastics compounders, has launched two additional low-cost halogen-free flame retardant (HFFR) compounds, adapted for cabling used in subways, mass tra...

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Alexium PIN FR successes

Alexium International’s new innovative PIN flame retardant process for textiles uses organosilicon coatings, which combine inorganic and organic functionalities in one molecule for durable (wash res...

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“Bottoms in danger” say media

Electric bidets, including heating and power washing, are increasingly popular in Asia. Nearly 70% of Japanese households are equipped and sales growth in China is 20-30% per year. However, a China go...

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Optimal selection of PIN flame retardants

Online training course for compounders, materials suppliers and product manufacturers (E&E, B&C), looking at ensuring that fire resistant polymers can stay up-to-date with tightening market re...

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PIN FR low temperature CAN bus cable

Hradil Spezialkabel, specialist cables, has launched a new compact (reduced outside diameter), low-temperature resistant, drum-reeling CAN bus cable with high data throughput. The CAN (controller area...

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Lanxess multi-application performance polyamide

Lanxess has launched a new PIN flame retardant glass-reinforced polyamide 6 for multi-performance class electrical switches and circuit breakers. The Durethan BKV 25 FN27 material provides the high me...

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Extension leads cause fatal fires

Fatal fires are repeatedly caused by electrical extension leads, according to “Firewatch” in US NFPA Journal last three issues. An extension lead powering a DVD player caused a fire which killed a...

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Huber invests in mineral PIN FRs in Europe

On February 1, 2016, pinfa-na (pinfa North America) member company Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) acquired the Martinswerk mineral PIN flame retardant business from Albemarle Corporation. The transa...

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Fire Safety Requirements in Surface Transportation

pinfa-na (pinfa North America) is organising its fourth annual workshop, 26-27th April 2016, Montreal, Canada. The workshop will provide insights into trends in the surface transportation industry and...

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February 4, 2016

Pinfa

Adrian Beard, as Vice-President of pinfa, presented pinfa’s vision of the “ideal flame retardant” – safe, effective in reducing fire dangers, accessible costs, compatible with polymer perform...

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PolyFlame

Henri Vahabi, Université de Lorraine, France, and PolyFlame Newsletter, presented research into fire performance of PIN FR / acrylic resin / fibreglass thermoplastic composites. Today’s aircraft a...

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ICL

Marc Leifer, ICL, presented the company’s SAFRTM methodology, which classifies flame retardants/applications according to a 2-way matrix of hazards (as identified by REACH and GHS, including breakdo...

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Clariant

Adrian Beard, Clariant, presented the company’s “Portfolio Value Programme System” which aims to ensure that its products are positive for the planet (Life Cycle Analysis), for people (respondi...

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Nanocyl

Alicia Rul, Nanocyl, presented applications of the company’s multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) NC7000™ including as a co-synergist additive with other PIN flame retardants. The main applicati...

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Fraunhofer LBF

Manfred Döring, Fraunhofer LBF, presented development of PIN fire safety solutions for epoxy resins and epoxy resin / carbon fibre composites. Because the carbon in these composites can impact char...

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ENSCL

Sophie Duquesne, ENSCL >(National Higher School of Chemistry Lille, France), presented research into different PIN flame retardancy strategies in polyurethane. Additive inorganic PIN flame retarda...

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Solvay

André Le Gal, Solvay, presented the company’s latest innovation in PIN flame retardant polyamides. The recently introduced halogen-free Technyl® One features best-in-class RTI values (150°C at 0....

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Trelleborg

Doug Mart, Market Development Manager for Trelleborg’s offshore operations, says customers want performance and guaranteed safety combined with sustainability. The company’s fire and oil resistant...

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Kabelwerk EUPEN

Günter Beyer, Kabelwerk EUPEN, summarised challenges in ensuring fire safety of PVC cables. To pass UL910 (Steiner Tunnel, which simulates cables in a void with high air-flow), a combination of FR ch...

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Nexans

Franck Gyppaz, Nexans, presented the company’s range of cable PIN fire performance solutions including ceramifiable INFITTM. These generate a crack-free protection around the cable conductor core in...

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Schneider Electric

Jean-Marie Maldijan, Schneider Electric, explained the importance of fire resistance in electrical components, such as switches, plugs and circuit breakers. Electrical connections can deteriorate be...

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SUPSI

Andrea Castrovinci, SUPSI Switzerland, presented development of a scaled-down SBI-type testing apparatus, permitting screening fire tests of panel materials. The design is similar to the full-scale S...

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