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15/Oct/2018
"Polyurethanes Technical Conference" shows more sustainable alternatives for polyurethane industry
On 1 - 3 October 2018, the 61st annual "Polyu
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12/Oct/2018
Conference "Fires in Vehicles"​ reveals that fire safety still needs to be improved in busses and electric cars
On 3 and 4 October 2018, the 5th biannual "Fi
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14/Aug/2018
New article on Recycling of Halogen-Free Flame-Retardant Plastics
Kunststoffe international 2018/08, PAGE 39 –
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23/Jan/2018
AMIs „Fire Resistance in Plastics“, 2017
The 12th international Fire Resistance in Plastics
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06/Oct/2017
Fraunhofer LBFs and PINFAs research activities on the recycling of plastics containing halogen free flame retardants
Recycling is an important issue with regard to the
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01/Sep/2017
New pinfa video: How effective are flame retardants for fire safety?
A new video from PINFA, the Phosphorus, Inorganic
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Why flame retardants

A vision for Flame Retardants

  • Modern flame retardants should not be toxic to humans, animals or plants.
  • They should not migrate, i.e. should not be released from the finished product through evaporation. This is achieved best by using reactive flame retardants that react within the polymer.
  • In addition, modern flame retardants should not release additional toxic or corrosive smoke gases during a fire.
  • The recycling properties of the product should not be negatively affected.
  • Flame retardants must be environmentally-friendly, i.e. either neutral or bio-degradable.