News-Archive

04/Jun/2014
Flame Retardancy Workshop at the Empa-Academy
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08/May/2014
The FRT14 Fire Retardant Technologies Conference in Preston, UK
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10/Apr/2014
Fire safety and certification of E&E products in Europe
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06/Mar/2014
The Construction Products Regulation and its impact on harmonised European standards
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06/Feb/2014
2012 USA Fire Statistics
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16/Jan/2014
Fire fighting in subzero weather
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05/Dec/2013
The Fire Resistance in Plastics 2013 Conference
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07/Nov/2013
Fire protection on rail vehicles: The new EN 45545 eventually introduced
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10/Oct/2013
13th Conference on „Trends in Fire Safety and Innovative Flame Retardants for Plastics"
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05/Sep/2013
New EU FP7 Research Project "Phoenix" on nano-layered hybrid particles started in 2013
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22/Aug/2013
Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash landing: The avoided catastrophe
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11/Jul/2013
The flame retardants world meets in Lille - FRPM13
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06/Jun/2013
The Fourth International Conference on Flame Retardant Plastics: Regulations, Innovations, Applications and Markets
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16/May/2013
Wildland fires and Californian fire safety requirements
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11/Apr/2013
EPA announces chemicals for risk assessment in 2013 with focus on widely used flame retardants
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04/Apr/2013
Clariant flame retardants honoured at German Innovation Awards
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07/Mar/2013
Fire protective clothing and thermal protection performance
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07/Feb/2013
Deadly nightclub fire in Santa Maria, Brazil, 27 January 2013
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10/Jan/2013
Fire statistics in Great Britain: Number of fire victims has been declining due to strict fire regulations
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13/Dec/2012
International forum on composites in Luxembourg, 6 December 2012
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11/Nov/2012
ENFIRO identifies halogen free flame retardants with a good environmental and health profile
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08/Nov/2012
Fire safety of furniture and electrical & electronic equipment questioned
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04/Oct/2012
2012’ International Symposium on Flame-Retardant Materials & Technology
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06/Sep/2012
Reaction to fire of cables as construction products
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23/Aug/2012
Fire safety of aircraft materials
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05/Jul/2012
Statistics and new fire protection activities in Russia
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14/Jun/2012
12th National and 2nd International Conference on „Trends in Fire safety and Innovative Flame Retardants for Plastics
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03/May/2012
Chinese and International Markets, Requirements, Challenges - 3rd Conference on Flame Retardants
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05/Apr/2012
Fire safety and indoor emissions of wallcoverings. EU requirements and national solo-attempts
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01/Mar/2012
Space Fire Players
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02/Feb/2012
ISO fire-related activities
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05/Jan/2012
National and international fire statistics
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08/Dec/2011
The Fire Resistance in Plastics 2011 Conference
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10/Nov/2011
EU regulation for cigarettes with lower ignition propensity
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06/Oct/2011
The 2010 fire catastrophe in Russia and its consequences
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01/Sep/2011
New version of the IMO Fire Test Procedures Code will become effective in July 2012
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04/Aug/2011
Photovoltaic array fire test
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07/Jul/2011
The 13th European Meeting on Fire Retardant Polymers (FRPM11)
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09/Jun/2011
The 2nd International Conference on Flame Retardants in Guanghzou, China
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05/May/2011
Fire safety of batteries in electric vehicles
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07/Apr/2011
The Construction Products Regulation is coming soon and the European Reaction to Fire Standards have been revised
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10/Mar/2011
Electrical fires in advanced building construction. A new threat for fire safety?
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10/Feb/2011
Electromobility and fire safety
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06/Jan/2011
Events from 2010
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06/Jan/2011
Frequent cause of fires at Christmas: Candles on dry Christmas trees and Advent wreaths
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02/Dec/2010
11th National and 1st International Conference on "Trends in Fire safety and Innovative Flame Retardants for Plastics"
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11/Nov/2010
The International Electrotechnical Commission IEC and 2010 fire safety activities
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07/Oct/2010
2010 International Symposium on Flame-Retardant Materials & Technologies
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02/Sep/2010
Fatal Fires in Residential Buildings in the USA, 2006 -2008
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05/Aug/2010
Fire safety of photovoltaic elements
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01/Jul/2010
EPA Project: Flame Retardants in Printed Circuit Boards Partnership
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10/Jun/2010
Flame retardant substitution activities in electrical and electronic equipment: RoHS, (EU impact assessment) and stakeholder positions
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20/May/2010
Transport fire safety engineering in the European Union (TRANSFEU)
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15/Apr/2010
EPEAT - an American ecolabel system for IT equipment - discussion on restriction of halogenated flame retardants
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11/Mar/2010
Biopolymers: Polylactic acid and flame retardancy
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04/Feb/2010
Processing and Upscaling of Fire-Resistant Nano-Filled Thermosetting Polyester Resin
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07/Jan/2010
Decabromodiphenyl Ether Phase-out Initiative announced in the USA
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03/Dec/2009

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03/Dec/2009
New fire safety activities for buses
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26/Nov/2009

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26/Nov/2009

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12/Nov/2009
iNEMI Symposium reinforces strong environmental
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10/Nov/2009
NIST workshop on flame retardants and fire fighters' health
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05/Nov/2009
Reaction to fire of cables as construction products in the European Union: Classification and test methods
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08/Oct/2009
SKZ in Shanghai - International Conference on Flame Retardants
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14/Sep/2009

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14/Sep/2009

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07/Sep/2009
The 12th European Meeting on Fire Retardant Polymers (FRPM’09), 31 August to 3 September 2009, took place in Poznan, Poland, and counted 160 participants
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26/Aug/2009

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26/Aug/2009
iNEMI Members release position statement on the definition of “Low Halogen” for Electronic Products
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26/Aug/2009
Updated brochure on flame retardants for electrical and electronic applications
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03/Aug/2009
LASS, Lightweight Construction Applications at Sea and Fire Safety
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03/Aug/2009
4th International Symposium, Human Behaviour in Fire 2009, 13-15 July, Cambridge, UK
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01/Jul/2009
Glow wire test flammability and ignitability requirements for appliances
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12/Jun/2009

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03/Jun/2009
Revisions of the Directives Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
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18/May/2009
SKZ Fachtagung Kunststoffe, Brandschutz und Flammschutzmittel, 13.-14. Mai 2009
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04/May/2009
Report from the Fire Retardant Technologies Conference FRT09, Preston, UK
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27/Apr/2009

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15/Apr/2009
European Coating Congress, 30 March - 1 April 2009
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01/Apr/2009
pinfa: new organisation for non-halogenated flame retardants at Cefic
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01/Apr/2009
State of Washington, USA: Ban of deca-BDE for TV-sets, computers and residential upholstered furniture in 2011
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03/Mar/2009

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02/Mar/2009
European fire tests for roofing under review
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04/Feb/2009
Revision of the Construction Products Directive and of European fire tests
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04/Jan/2009
Toxicity requirements for fire effluents in building and transportation
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01/Dec/2008
A tragic bus fire kills 20 people near Hannover, Germany, and proves that fire safety requirements for busses are insufficient
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19/Nov/2008
Self-extinguishing cigarettes rules introduced in the USA - now also discussed in the EU
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21/Oct/2008
Electronics Goes Green 2008: The trend towards halogen free flame retardants in electronics continues
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19/Oct/2008
IPC Symposium on Electronics and the Environment: It's Not Easy Being Green, July 16-17, 2008, Boston (Cambridge), USA
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19/Sep/2008
Welding work causes blaze in the roof of the Berlin Philharmonic Concert Hall
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19/Aug/2008
The International Organization for Standardization ISO and fire-related activities
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19/Jul/2008
The International Electrotechnical Commission IEC and fire safety activities
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19/Jun/2008
European Court of Justice annuls Deca-BDE RoHS exemption
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19/May/2008
EU Commission activities regarding the revision of the RoHS Directive
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19/Apr/2008
Conference Report: Flame Retardants 2008 in London
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19/Mar/2008
Electronics Manufacturers get serious about halogen free - a report from the INTEL-IPC-Symposium on 15 + 16 January 2008 in Scottsdale, Arizona
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19/Jan/2008
International Symposium on Flame Retardants and Fire Safety (San Francisco)
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19/Dec/2007
Conference on „Plastics, Fire Safety, and Flame Retardants“ in Würzburg, Germany
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09/Nov/2007
New US Mattress Regulation 16 CFR 1633 Taking Fire Out of Bedroom
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09/Oct/2007
Plans for revising the European Construction Products Directive
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09/Sep/2007
Taiwanese Jet Explodes Into Flames at Okinawa Airport
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09/Aug/2007
The 11th European Conference on Fire Retardant Polymers (FRPM07)
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09/Jul/2007
Wildland fires and new Californian fire safety requirements
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09/Jun/2007
Fire protection of rail vehicles: New European and German developments in 2007
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09/May/2007
Better fire safety in buses needed
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09/Apr/2007
German Environmental Protection Agency asks for phase out of decabromo diphenylether in electrical and electronic equipment
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09/Mar/2007
Sustainability conquers the USA: New American “halogen-free” projects
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09/Feb/2007
New Chinese RoHS effective in March 2007
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09/Jan/2007
Fire hazard No. 1: Christmas trees
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09/Dec/2006
Nanocomposites and flame retardancy
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09/Nov/2006
The new Burnthrough Resistance Test for thermal and acoustic insulation materials in aircraft
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09/Oct/2006
Fire Test Procedures Code (FTP code) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and its planned revision
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09/Sep/2006
Fire hazard from battery-operated devices
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09/Aug/2006
Report from the Conference on „Plastics, Fire Safety, and Flame Retardants“
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07/Jul/2006
News from the Conference on Fire Safety of Rail Vehicles in Leverkusen, Germany
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09/Jun/2006
New initiatives for halogen-free printed wiring board materials in the USA
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09/May/2006
Training Session on new trends in standardisation and regulation in the fields of transportation in Tampere, Finland
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09/Apr/2006
New Flammability Standard for Mattresses in the USA
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09/Mar/2006
Flame Retardants Conference FR 2006
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09/Feb/2006
Predicting Fire Behaviour of Nanocomposites from Intrinsic Properties
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11/Jan/2006
Smoke Detectors and Flame Retardants for Improving Fire Protection in Residential Buildings
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