AMI’s industry magazine annual review on flame retardants features nearly 20 new products, of which only one is not PIN. The article starts by noting the development of a diverse range of HFFRs (halogen-free flame retardants) “increasingly seen as more sustainable than halogenated FRs” whilst on the other hand “producers of traditional and long-established brominated systems (BFRs) are presenting arguments to challenge what they see as unfair new laws restricting their use”.
pinfa is cited as seeing growing interest in PIN FRs and strong opportunities in the EU Green Deal and the new Chemicals Strategy: “existing PIN FRs, known to be safe and effective, will continue to be improved. New formulations, co-polymers or oligomer forms, combination packages of PIN FRs or use of specific PIN synergists, will ensure that PIN FRs respond to demanding user specifications.”
Innovations in PIN FRs, PIN synergists and their applications cited include: Adeka, FRX Polymers, Arichem, Momentive, Techmer PM, Huber Engineered Materials, Nabaltec, Russian Mining Company, HPF The Mineral Engineers, Budenheim, Clariant, George H Luh, NeoGraf Solutions, Fraunhofer LBF, Paxymer, MCA Technologies.
Compounding World (AMI), December 2020 “Regulation drives FR development” http://compoundingworld.com/