BASF, world leader in chemicals with around 112 000 people worldwide, has exhibited a nitrogen based PIN flame retardant polyolefin for fire safe shade nets for use in building construction, renovation and maintenance work. The nets protect workers from climate and protect the space below work from falling debris, tools or other items. Flamestab® NOR 116 is used as a PIN flame-retardant additive which does not negatively interact with Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS), used to ensure UV resistanc
It is also melt processable and does not reduce the mechanical properties of the polymer. Fire standards achieved include FMVSS 302, DIN 4102 (B2 classification requirements), UL-94-VTM and NFPA 701. BASF presented this new material, alongside other innovations for fire safety including thermoplastics for fire-fighters helmets and fire hoses, at Chinaplas 2016, underlining that nearly 340 000 fire incidents per year are recorded in China.
“BASF launches solutions to improve fire protection in China” – “Flamestab NOR116 keeps shade nets safe during building construction” 4th March 2016