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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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Feb 19, 2019 | Industry News

New Study Claims FR Chemicals Increase SVOCs' Concentration in Exposed Children

Children living in homes with all vinyl flooring or flame-retardant chemicals in the sofa have significantly higher concentrations of potentially harmful semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in...

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Jan 29, 2019 | Industry News

Recent Study Reveals New Renewable FR Material Using Coffee Waste

Researchers have turned used coffee grounds into a flame retardant. By treating coffee waste and mixing it with epoxy resin, the team were able to leverage the slow-burning properties of coffee to...

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Jan 9, 2019 | Industry News

New Study Finds Residual FR Chemical on Workers’ Hands Even after Multiple Wipes

A new study found that it took multiple wipes to remove much of the flame retardant residue from workers’ hands at one U.S. recycling facility. A common method used to evaluate skin exposure to...

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Dec 18, 2018 | Product News

FRX Polymers' Halogen-free FRs Now Available for Low-VOC PUR Foams

FRX Polymers Inc. has announced the availability of its Nofia® phosphonate polymeric halogen-free FRs for use in the production of low volatile organic compound (VOC) polyurethane (PUR) foam for...

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Dec 17, 2018 | Industry News

LANXESS Plans Investment in Flame Retardant Additives Business

LANXESS has planned to strengthen its global asset base for flame retardant additives with investments of around EUR 200 million. LANXESS has expanded its market position additives after integrating...

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Dec 13, 2018 | Industry News

Cyclic Phosphonate Esters-based FRs Found to be Toxic in Children’s Car Seat 

In a new study, Indiana University scientists found toxic flame retardants in newly manufactured children’s car seats, sparking concerns about children’s health. Of the 18 children’s car seats...

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Dec 6, 2018 | Industry News

New Study Unveils Previously Unsuspected FR Chemical to be Toxic

Scientists at Indiana University found high levels of a previously unsuspected pollutant used as a flame retardant or as a plasticizer in homes, in an electronic waste recycling facility and in the...

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Nov 29, 2018 | Industry News

California Bans Sale of Upholstered Products Containing FRs Above 1000ppm

California has joined states to ban flame retardants in certain household products. Starting January 1, 2020, it will be prohibited to sell or distribute children’s products, mattresses, and...

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Nov 20, 2018 | Product News

Evonik Offers Methacrylate Monomer with Flame Retardant & Anti-corrosive Properties

Evonik has planned to market methacrylate phosphate as an anti-corrosion agent and flame retardant, which is usable in applications with high demands for transparency and surface quality, under the...

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Oct 24, 2018 | Industry News

Researchers to Develop Renewable Flame-retardant Chemicals with Million Dollar Grant

Iowa State University researchers are working on identifying biological-derived molecules that can lead to new flame-retardant and anti-corrosive chemicals. Researchers will test the idea with a...

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