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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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Nov 15, 2017 | Industry News

Project Partners Develop FR-incorporated Natural Fiber-reinforced Plastics

ITB and the Bio-Composites And More (BAM) in cooperation with other companies have set themselves the task of finding biogenic FRs and incorporating them into natural fiber-reinforced plastics the...

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Nov 2, 2017 | Industry News

Tests Prove Toxic FRs in TV Linked to Bio-accumulation

Testing done by Toxic-Free Future and Clean Production Action found that TV manufacturers continue to use toxic flame-retardant chemicals in their products despite evidence that the chemicals are...

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Oct 17, 2017 | Industry News

FRX Polymers Gets USD 12 Mn to Expand its Flame Retardants Business Globally

FRX Polymers has announced that it has secured approximately US $12 million in pre-IPO mezzanine financing. FRX Polymers is uniquely positioned to expand its penetration and grow the flame retardant...

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Oct 5, 2017 | Industry News

CPSC’s Guidance Can Challenge Fire Safety: NAFRA

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has published a guidance document in the Federal Register discouraging businesses and consumers from using or purchasing additive, non-polymeric...

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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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Nov 9, 2017 | Product News

DuPont Teijin Films Launches UL-certified Flame Retardant Films

A new class of flame retardant PET polyester films from DuPont Teijin Films promises to help designers in the industrial, transportation, construction, electronics and label industries provide...

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Oct 26, 2017 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Environmentally-friendly FRs for Polyurethane Foams

Chemists from Empa have developed and patented an environmentally friendly way to produce FRs for foams that can be used in mattresses and upholstery. Unlike previous FRs made of chemicals...

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Oct 11, 2017 | Industry News

San Francisco to Prohibit Flame Retardant Chemicals for Children’s Safety

San Francisco could soon become the first U.S. city to prohibit chemical flame retardants in all new upholstered furniture and children’s products sold in the city, including online sales. Flame...

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Sep 27, 2017 | Industry News

PolyVisions Utilizes FRX Polymers’ FR Technology for Modified Polyester

PolyVisions has announced the introduction of a durable, chemical-resistant, non-halogenated FR material designed for demanding applications. DuraPET FR is a graft-modified polyester compound...

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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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