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01/Aug/2016
pinfa's first workshop in China confirms interest in halogen free FRs
In June 2016, over 250 people from academia, indus
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02/Nov/2015
1st International Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Safety Materials Science and Engineering (AOFSM’1 2015)
The 1st International Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fi
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19/Oct/2015
European fire tests for cables in building and CE-marking
In 2008, in the context of the Construction Produc
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02/Sep/2015
Electrical fires and fire safety requirements for E&E equipment
In a U.S. statistical overview from NFPA[i] on ele
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04/Aug/2015
prEN 16733: Standard draft for testing and classifying the propensity of construction products to undergo continuous smouldering
In the past, the smouldering of construction produ
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15/Jul/2015
15th Conference on „Fire Retardancy and Protection of Materials, FRPM 2015”
The 15th Conference on „Fire Retardancy and
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Other compounds

Antimony trioxide (ATO) is used as a synergist in PVC and with brominated and chlorinated flame retardants.


Expandable graphite (exp. C) consists of black flakes, which expand 100 to 300 times at around 300 °C. An important application is its use as a flame retardant for seats in railways and aircraft.


Nanocomposites are organo-layered silicates with the ability to incorporate polymers between the layer structures by intercalation or exfoliation. They do not act as flame retardants on their own, but may, together with other flame retardants, enhance the charring and reduce the heat release of the polymer. The only commercial application to date is the cable sector.