Fire safety standards show their effectiveness
No news is good news … Two recent examples show how stringent fire safety standards can contribute to avoiding tragedy.
A spark from a light on a theatre curtain in Stiefel Theatre, Salina, Kansas, 12/2/2015, caused it to smolder and char a hole, but it did not ignite. The curtain was flame retarded conform to standards for public entertainment venues.
TCO Certified Displays 7 draft criteria
TCO, the health, environment and worker protection label, has published draft updated criteria for Flat Panel Displays (FPD Certified Displays 7), which is open for comments until 19th May. The criterial focus on “sustainability throughout the product life cycle” and target in particular buyers under the EU Public Purchasing Directive 2014.
PIN FR composites for performance reinforced polycarbonates
Lanxess (pinfa member company) has launched a new set of PIN flame retardant, continuous-fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites with polycarbon matrix. The halogen-free materials offer exceptional flame retardance, achieving UL94 V0 for 0.4 – 2mm thickness sheets. Composites are available with glass, carbon and glass/carbon fibre reinforcement and fibre volume content of 45-55 %.
ADK STAB FP-2000 series performance PIN FR
A pinfa member company ADEKA Corporation in Japan (Amfine Chemical Corporation: ADEKA's subsidiary in the U.S) has launched ADK STAB FP-2000 series, a performance range of phosphorus-nitrogen based (PIN) flame retardants for polyolefins, polypropylene, high and low density polyethylene, ethylene vinyl acetate ...
Members of pinfa share the common vision of continuously improving the environmental and helth profile of their flame retardant products. This vision is coupled with a commitment to maintain high fire safety standards across the world, standards which minimize the risk of fire to the general public.