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May 15, 2015

N-52-10 Natural magnesium minerals as PIN flame retardants

Natural magnesium minerals as PIN flame retardants LKAB Minerals, an international minerals company, offers UltraCarb, a PIN flame retardant produced from natural magnesium minerals (hydromagnesite, a...

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N-52-09 FR Natural Rubber approved for London Underground

FR Natural Rubber approved for London Underground A new flame retardant, natural rubber developed by TARRC has been approved for use, after six months’ successful testing by London Underground. The...

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N-52-08 California safer chemicals work plan

California safer chemicals work plan California’s DTSC (California Department of Toxic Substances Control) has released a three-year work plan for safer consumer products regulation, part of Califor...

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N-52-07 Growing non-halogenated flame retardant market expected

Growing non-halogenated flame retardant market expected “HexaResearch” market report 2012-2020 predicts ongoing growth in non-halogenated flame retardants, driven by strict regulations to protect...

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N-52-06 Jet-set PIN fire safety

Jet-set PIN fire safety EMPA Switzerland has developed an innovative new PIN (Phosphorus, Inorganic, Nitrogen) fire safety treatment for wood furniture in business jets. The one-layer solution is base...

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N-52-05 Ferric phosphate provides smoke suppression in epoxy

Ferric phosphate provides smoke suppression in epoxy Ferric phosphate (FePO4) at 0.5 – 3 wt% was tested as a synergist in PIN flame retarded epoxy resin (EP-44, MTHPA curing agent), in a 3 mm sheet....

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N-52-04 ADK STAB FP-2000 series performance PIN FR

ADK STAB FP-2000 series performance PIN FR A pinfa member company ADEKA Corporation in Japan (Amfine Chemical Corporation: ADEKA’s subsidiary in the U.S) has launched ADK STAB FP-2000 series, a perf...

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N-52-03 PIN FR composites for performance reinforced polycarbonates

PIN FR composites for performance reinforced polycarbonates Lanxess (a pinfa member company) has launched a new set of PIN flame retardant, continuous-fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites with po...

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N-52-02 Showing how flame retardants save lives

Showing how flame retardants save lives pinfa has a new graphic illustration of “How flame retardants can increase escape time in fires”, see below. The graphs were prepared for pinfa by member co...

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N-52-01 Sweden proposes VAT penalties for certain flame retardants

Sweden proposes VAT penalties for certain flame retardants Sweden has opened a public consultation (deadline 29th May 2015) on proposals for a tax on consumer electronic goods which contain certain ch...

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May 14, 2015

Fire Prevention magazine Spain, 10/2014

Fire Prevention magazine Spain, 10/2014   Translation of an article published in “Prevención de INCENDIOS”(Fire Prevention), Spain, n°63, Q3/2014 The present article is a summary of the mee...

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May 13, 2015

ADK STAB FP-2000 series performance PIN FR

A pinfa member company ADEKA Corporation in Japan (Amfine Chemical Corporation: ADEKA's subsidiary in the U.S) has launched ADK STAB FP-2000 series, a performance range of phosphorus-nitrogen based (P...

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PIN FR composites for performance reinforced polycarbonates

Lanxess (pinfa member company) has launched a new set of PIN flame retardant, continuous-fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites with polycarbon matrix. The halogen-free materials offer exceptional...

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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 for comments until 19th May. The criter...

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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 theatre curtain in Stiefel Theatre, Salina, Kansas, 1...

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April 15, 2015

N-51-15 EMAS best practices for E&E manufacturing

EMAS best practices for E&E manufacturing As defined by the European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) regulation, the European Commission is developing a Sectoral Reference Document (SRD) on...

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N-51-14 Fire safety market will continue to grow

Fire safety market will continue to grow The ‘Future Market Insights’ industry analysis report 2014-2020 confirms that flame retardants markets will continue to grow, particularly in the Asia-Paci...

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N-51-13 Bio-sourced phosphorus ester PIN FRs

Bio-sourced phosphorus ester PIN FRs Flame-retarding phosphorus esters were produced from bio-sourced raw materials: starch and castor oil. Isosorbide, derived from starch, and 10-undecenoic acid from...

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N-51-12 SACO Polymers innovative tray cable jacketing

SACO Polymers innovative tray cable jacketing SACO Polymers, a market leader in wire and cable polymer compound solutions, has presented a new high-performance LSZH (low smoke, zero halogen) ceramifia...

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N-51-11 PIN FR for polypropylene fibres in different textile structures

PIN FR for polypropylene fibres in different textile structures PIN flame retardant polypropylene masterbatches were developed and tested for producing different textiles, combining phosphorus, inorga...

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N-51-10 Industry presses for EU tourism fire safety Directive

Industry presses for EU tourism fire safety Directive Euralarm, the electronic fire and security industry association, wants an EU Directive on Fire Safety and Security for Tourism Accommodations, sup...

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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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