Flame Resistance in Plastics and the Circular Economy

Flame Resistance in Plastics and the Circular Economy

pinfa and AMI are organising a specialist panel on flame retardants in the plastics circular economy at AMI’s Fire Resistance in Plastics Conference, Cologne, Germany, 10-12 December 2018. This is the world’s biggest conference on flame retardants, with over 170...
Fire safety treatment of wood

Fire safety treatment of wood

Laia Haurie, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, presented tests of resin-impregnation of wood, with the objective of developing flame retarded wood-plastic composites. Two phosphorous flame retardants were added to an unsaturated polyester resin and compared with a...
Ecological flame retardant textiles and composites

Ecological flame retardant textiles and composites

Marc Vanhoomissen, Veramitex SA, Belgium, presented the LIFE-FARBioTY project: Fire and Ageing Resistance Biocomposite for Transportation industry (see pinfa Newsletter n°83). This project aims to develop new composite materials based on renewably-sourced flax fibres....
Lignin and tannin as flame retardants

Lignin and tannin as flame retardants

Fouad Laoutid, Materia Nova, Belgium, presented tests of several bio-based FRs in PLA (poly lactic acid). Lignin grafted ammonium phosphate groups enabled to achieve V0 (3mm) but lignin poses challenges because of high variability between different plant origins and...
Ageing and weather resistance

Ageing and weather resistance

Jean-Luc Gardette, Clermont-Auvergne University, France, discussed the challenges of ensuring that weathering, and in particular ultraviolet radiation (UV), does not deteriorate the properties of flame-retarded polymers. Deterioration is generally related to the...