Bio-based phosphorus and sulphur PIN FRs for epoxies
Novel additive and reactive PIN FRs, containing phosphorus and sulphur, were synthesised from a biobased phenolic compound (phloroglucinol) and tested at 1 – 3 % loading in epoxy resin DGEBA-IPDA.
pinfa-na Flammability Requirements in Construction
pinfa-na (North America) held its 3rd annual industry day conference in Tampa, Florida, 15-16 April 2015. It focused on the commercial building and construction industry and was cosponsored by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (www.p2.org).
German fire services often fail to reach fires in time
An investigation by German TV Das Erste (PlusMinus 2/9/2015) shows that in 40% of cities of over 100 000 population in Germany, fire services are not achieving the official intervention time objective which is to reach the fire within 8 minutes of the alarm in 90% of cases.
IEC proposes “Low halogen” definition
International Electrochemical Commission’s (IEC), the electronics industry organisation, is proposing a definition of “Low Halogen” for materials used in electronic and electrical products (proposal circulated 28/8/2015 refs. 111/383A/NP).
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.