Meeting High Performance Flammability Requirement for aviation

April 2-3, 2014


Pinfa-NA, SAMPE and State of Washington Department of Ecology is sponsoring this event to present trends in flame retardants and advanced materials technology solutions in the aviation design and manufacturing industries. Attendees will hear from Aviation OEMs, regulatory experts and solutions providers regarding needs in the growing aviation industry. An introduction to the latest developments in flame retardant technologies will be presented on the opening afternoon. The conference will continue with presentations from experts in the aviation field regarding environmental, regulatory and testing requirements as well as advanced manufacturing and materials technologies.

OEMs; Designers; Manufacturing; Market Development; Supply Chain

Jeff Gardlin (U.S. FAA); Gus Sarkos (U.S. FAA); Richard Lyon, PhD (U.S. FAA); Alex Morgan, PhD (University of Dayton Research Institute); Adrian Beard, PhD (Clariant); Lauren Heine, PhD (Clean Production Action); Scott Beckwith, PhD (SAMPE); Michael A. Delichatsios, Prof. (University of Ulster, UK); Charles Wilkie, PhD (University of Marquette); The Boeing Company, and more.

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PolyOne Launches Moisture-Cured ECCOH™ XLS for Non-Halogen Wire & Cable Applications


PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced the launch of ECCOH XLS low smoke and fume, non-halogen formulation for flame retardant wire and cable applications. This new moisture-cured solution from PolyOne helps manufacturers improve supply chain logistics to streamline manufacturing and optimize performance.

With the introduction of moisture-cured ECCOH XLS technology, wire and cable manufacturers can now choose the most cost-effective technology for specific production environments when selecting a low smoke and fume, non-halogen composition:

  • Dry silane
  • E-beam irradiation
  • Moisture cure

ECCOH XLS enables manufacturers to efficiently process a non-halogenated, flame-retardant material without capital investment in extra equipment or adding steps to complete crosslinking. The new offering was developed for applications including low-voltage power cables for building and construction use and specialty wire and cable for marine environments.

With superior shelf life, ECCOH XLS flame-retardant material for wire and cable jacketing (sheathing) and insulation avoids logistics concerns common with other crosslinking methods. The new material can be cured in a water bath as part of a processing line, or within ten days at ambient temperature regardless of humidity levels, and offers excellent processing and flame retardant performance. 

Source: PolyOne

A New Polymer Containing α-Aminophosphonate Unit Used as Reactive

Published online: 28 Jan 2014 in Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements Volume 189, Issue 3, 2014.


A new polymer containing α-aminophosphonate unit (PAP) was synthesized through a simple and solvent-free Kabachnik–Fields reaction, and was characterized by NMR, FTIR, and gel permeation chromatography (GPC). This polymer was used as a novel reactive, halogen-free flame retardant. The curing behavior of bisphenol A type epoxy resin with PAP was investigated by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and the glass transition temperatures (Tg) of the cured sample were determined by dynamic mechanical analysis. Flammability and thermal stability of the cured epoxy resins with different contents of PAP were investigated by UL-94 test and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The results of UL-94 test and TGA show that PAP could improve the flame retardancy and thermal stability of cured epoxy resins. As the content of PAP was more than 20% in weight, the flame retardancy of epoxy resin can pass V-0 rating.

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