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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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Mar 21, 2017 | Industry News

Stringent Regulations Towards Fire Safety to Boost Non-halogenated FRs Market

Non-halogenated FRs Market size is anticipated to exceed USD 3.4 Bn till 2024; as per a new study published by Global Market Insights. Increasing investment in the construction sector coupled with...

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Mar 8, 2017 | Industry News

New Generation of Fire Resistant Panels Using Biopolymers

AIMPLAS and partners have obtained a new generation of fire resistant panels for trucks and buses manufactured from biopolymers from by-products from the cellulose paste manufacturing. The partners...

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Feb 23, 2017 | Industry News

Flame Retardants Market to Reach USD 10,212 Mn by 2022

Flame Retardants Market Report, published by Allied Market Research, projects that the global market is estimated to reach USD10,212 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 6.6% from 2016 to 2022...

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Feb 9, 2017 | Industry News

Researchers Find Increased Organophosphate FRs Exposure Over the Past Decade

The researchers found that a metabolite of one commonly used organophosphate flame retardant, tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP), occurred at levels 15 times higher in 2014-2015 samples...

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Feb 2, 2017 | Industry News

Chemtura Stockholders Approve Merger Agreement with LANXESS

Chemtura has announced that Chemtura stockholders voted to approve and adopt the previously announced merger agreement under which LANXESS will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Chemtura...

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Mar 14, 2017 | Industry News

FRX Polymers Earns ISO Certification for Reliable HFFR Delivery

FRX Polymers has earned ISO 9001:2015 certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). FRX Polymers maintains consistent delivery of the highest-quality halogen-free...

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Mar 1, 2017 | Industry News

Celanese to Acquire Nilit Plastics for Product Portfolio Expansion

Celanese and Nilit have announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for Celanese to acquire Nilit Plastics. FRIANYL® flame retardant grades and NILAMID® glass fiber reinforced compounds...

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Feb 16, 2017 | Product News

Teknor Apex’s Seven LS-HFFRs Receive UL Certification

Teknor Apex has announced that its seven Halguard® low-smoke, halogen-free flame retardant (LS-HFFR) compounds for wire and cable have received UL certification. They are recommended for data center...

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Feb 7, 2017 | Article

Plastics Additives in China: Recent Regulatory Developments

By Dr. Kai Pflug

Environmental issues have certainly become more and more important in China. Consequently, environmental protection is one of the 5 core themes of the most recent Five-Year Plan (2016 to 2020). Many...

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Jan 11, 2017 | Industry News

Chemtura Selects Azelis for Flame Retardant Distribution in US & Canada

Chemtura has announced that Azelis Americas will be the sole distributor for its Great Lakes Solutions flame retardant products in the USA and Canada. Chemtura will discontinue its FR business...

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