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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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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.