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Innovation on Flame Retardants Channel
Severe regulations have pushed the need for innovations in Flame Retardants. Halogen-free Flame Retardants have already brought a first answer to these requirements, but they are required to be added at higher levels and hence lowering polymer properties. Experts are now talking about hybrid systems composed of Flame Retardants & nano-fillers.

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Sep 14, 2017 | Product News

Teknor Apex Offers CPR-compliant Halogen-free FRs for Wire & Cable Applications

Teknor Apex Company is prepared to provide wire and cable manufacturers with low smoke halogen-free FR compounds which are compliant with CPR for fire performance. Teknor Apex will highlight its...

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Aug 31, 2017 | Product News

FRX Polymers’ Non-halogenated FRs to Replace Antimony in Brominated Systems

FRX Polymers has announced the availability of its Nofia® non-halogenated polyphosphonates as a replacement for antimony in brominated flame retardant systems. Nofia® FRs serve as an excellent...

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Aug 17, 2017 | Product News

VELOX at FAKUMA 2017: To Present FR Grades & Bio-based Ester Wax for Polymers

VELOX will present ADINS Clay and ADINS Fireproof to provide adequate properties such as flame retardancy, gas barrier and reinforcement. VELOX is also highlighting VOELPKER wax 4418, a patented...

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Jun 29, 2017 | Product News

ADEKA’s Low- smoke Phosphorus FRs Receive UL Certification

UL has issued the first UL Marketing Claim Verification and UL Verified Mark in the field of performance materials to a series of phosphorus flame retardants, “ADK STAB FP-2000 series” manufactured...

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May 23, 2017 | Product News

LANXESS Offers Halogen-free FRs & Reinforced Polyamides for Automotives

LANXESS will showcase halogen-free, flame-retardant PBT compounds and highly reinforced polyamide grades with and without a flame retardance package, and thermally conductive, electrically...

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Sep 7, 2017 | Industry News

New Research Suggests FR Chemicals to Harm Conception and Pregnancy

New research from the Harvard T.H. Chan School suggests that flame retardants in furniture could decrease a woman’s fertility, and ability to conceive. The new study adds a particular class of flame...

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Aug 23, 2017 | Industry News

FAINPLAST Opens Halogen-free Flame Retardant Production Line

FAINPLAST launches a new HFR (Halogen Free Flame Retardant) production line, which is cross-linked with the Sioplas (XLPOHFFR) method, called HFX.The total investment expected by FAINPLAST will...

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Aug 9, 2017 | Industry News

Pregnant Women's Exposure to FRs Linked to Lower Child IQ, Finds New Study

A hazardous class of flame retardant chemicals commonly found in furniture and household products damages children’s intelligence, resulting in loss of IQ points, according to a new study by UC San...

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Jun 8, 2017 | Industry News

Study Reveals Sponge-inhabiting Bacteria Produce Toxic Flame Retardants

A research team discovered that a marine sponge hosts bacteria that produce toxic compounds nearly identical to man-made fire retardants. The new findings put the research team one step closer to...

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May 22, 2017 | Industry News

Clariant & Huntsman Merger to Form USD 20 Bn Specialty Chemicals Company

Huntsman Corporation and Clariant have announced that their Boards of Directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction...

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