Pinfa Newsletter

Pinfa Newsletter N°52  is now available, Download pdf document : click here

Sweden proposes VAT penalties for certain flame retardants

Showing how flame retardants save lives

PIN FR composites for performance reinforced polycarbonates

ADK STAB FP-2000 series performance PIN FR

Ferric phosphate provides smoke suppression in epoxy

Jet-set PIN fire safety

Growing non-halogenated flame retardant market expected

California safer chemicals work plan

FR Natural Rubber approved for London Underground

Natural magnesium minerals as PIN flame retardants

Low-cost, high-performance HFFR cable polymers

NSF/ANSI 426 Environmental Leadership standard for servers

Denmark EPA suggests health risks from chlorinated FRs

Banana tree sap flame retardant for textiles

Synergy of PIN flame retardants in EVA

Do Flame Retardants Work?

In this video, leading researchers from the BCC Research Annual Conference on Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials talk about the role of flame retardants.

First announcement and call for presentation to “FireFoam day”

The french group of research on fire, ‘GdR CNRS Feux‘, organizes Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at INERIS in Paris (10th arr) a workshop on the FireFoam model. This meeting follows the one organized in 2014.
Brief description of FireFoam: With fireFoam, it is possible to simulate the growth and dynamics of fires in enclosed volumes. It can be used to understand and analyze the important phenomena that control the growth of a fire, to determine the thermal impact on the environment of the source of fire, to predict the movement of smokes between connected compartments. It is developped by the FM-Global company, in the frame of the OpenFOAM platform, which is a set of free softwares, developed in the logic GNU GPL (The General Public License) and provides all the tools for the simulation of solid mechanics, heat transfers and fluid mechanics. FireFOAM is open and free and include all the developments of OpenFOAM. In addition, FireFOAM contains all the necessary tools for the simulation of the phenomena that control the dynamics of a fire, combustion, radiation, soot production, extinction by sprinklers …

This workshop aims
–  to explore the opportunities of FireFOAM in presenting applications,
–  to launch discussions on general or technical issues.

If you are interested in, you are welcome and please answer to the following questions to
First name and last name:
I would like to make a presentation: Yes/not
if Yes, title:
Short abstract :
Dead line of the submission: July, 15, 2015.

Significant reduction of brominated flame retardants emmissions in europe

Significant reduction of brominated flame retardants emmissions in europe

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ICL to close flame-retardant producing line in Israel plant 5 May 2015

ICL Industrial Products (ICL IP), an operating segment of Israel Chemical, is set to close its Israeli flame-retardant production facility. According to the company, the decision to close the line, which produces FR-1210 (DECA) product, comes as customers look to alternative suppliers.

The company previously decided to increase its R&D efforts to develop new alternatives to FR-1210 that are recommended by company-developed Systematic Assessment of Flame-Retardant (SAFR) tool. The decision to discontinue production has been announced as customers are opting for competitive products from suppliers, including Chinese producers.

In order to phase out of its FR-1210 activities, the segment proposes to remain committed to the flame retardant business and plans to collaborate with all of its customers. In November 2014, ICL IP began chemical processing at its Israel manufacturing plant for the production of FR-122P polymeric flame-retardants. Expected to produce 10,000t of flame-retardants a year, the plant complements the company’s existing facility located in the Netherlands.

ICL said that this flame-retardant will replace the segment’s HBCD flame retardant product, which is used in EPS / XPS insulation foams at present. Manufacturing various industrial chemicals based on bromine, magnesia, chlorine and salts, ICL IP supplies one-third of the world’s elemental bromine.

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