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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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Dec 13, 2018 | Industry News

Replacement Flame Retardants in Children’s Car Seat Found Toxic: Indiana University

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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Oct 22, 2018 | Industry News

FRX Polymers Declares Availability of Non-Halogenated FRs for PUR Foams

FRX Polymers has announced the availability of its Nofia® non-halogenated polyphosphonates for use in UL 94 V-0 high-temperature polyurethane flexible foams for the transportation and electronics...

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Oct 11, 2018 | Product News

Sumitomo Chemical Launches High Strength Additive for Fiber-reinforced Composites

Sumitomo Chemical introduces a PES micro-powder additive for fiber-reinforced epoxy composites which helps in flame retardation along with boosting fracture toughness and resistance to...

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Oct 3, 2018 | Industry News

Resinate Receives Grant to Develop FR Polyols for Rigid Foams

Resinate has received a 6-month SBIR Phase One grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to fund process development related to lignin polyols for use as flame retardant (FR) polyols for...

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Sep 25, 2018 | Product News

PolyOne to Feature FRs, Colorants and Additives at Wire China 2018

PolyOne will feature flame-resistant polymers, bio-based solutions and nucleating foaming agent additive at Wire China 2018. These formulations enable manufacturers to meet regulatory and...

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Sep 17, 2018 | Industry News

Investor Group to Acquire Momentive to Compete in Global Market

Momentive and Investor Group have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby the Investor Group will acquire Momentive in a transaction valued at approximately USD 3.1 billion, including the...

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