Flame Retardants

As investigations continue into the Grenfell Tower disaster, the EPDA has assured construction buyers that the variety of flame resistant polymer materials makes plastics the best option for safety. more

27 Nov 2017 15:50 Materials

DuPont Teijin Films introduces flame retardant polyester film. more

17 Nov 2017 10:28 Materials

Akestra 110, a new transparent plastic from Perstorp, has received top-rated classification of fire safety for construction, to EN13501-1. more

23 Aug 2017 17:00 Materials

KraussMaffei Berstorff builds ZE Performance extruder in China to meet the needs of its mid-high-range market. more

15 May 2017 12:17 Machinery

American lubricant maker Chemtura has been bought by Cologne-based Lanxess, for £2 billion. more

24 Apr 2017 16:48 Industry News



Velox has announced it will increase distribution of flame retardant ranges that offer key performance and processing properties. more

16 Feb 2017 14:32 Materials

A UK manufacturer of innovative ceiling downlight covers has chosen a flame retardant polypropylene from Lati for its heat resistant credentials. more

29 Nov 2016 17:00 Materials

UK materials distributor, Abbey Polymers, has announced the availability of an “interesting” new compound designed for applications in railway carriage interiors where the new norm EN45545 applies. more

25 Aug 2016 15:37 Materials

SONGWON will be launching its new stabiliser for XPS containing new polymeric flame retardants at the upcoming AMI Masterbatch conference in Cologne, Germany, this week. more

8 Jun 2015 15:20 Materials

The world’s largest bromine producer, ICL-IP, unveiled new science-based assessment tool, SAFR, to use with all flame retardants at Chinaplas 2015. more

28 May 2015 13:55 Industry News

The European Flame Retardants Association (EFRA) has reported “significant achievements” in reducing potential emissions of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) with the publication of its 10-year anniversary progress report. more

7 May 2015 14:41 Industry News

Gabriel-Chemie has developed an HBCD-free flame retardant concentrate for use in foam insulation boards made of extruded polystyrene (XPS), more than six months before the cutoff date for use of HBCD flame retardants in Europe. more

27 Apr 2015 16:07 Materials

Does FR imply fire resistance?

Remember, remember the 5th November...this month, polymer expert and technical blog author, Dr Charlie Geddes, discusses fire, flames and smoke. more

1 Nov 2013 14:32 Materials Blog

Leicester students are aiming to make polystyrene more fire resistant using genetically modified bacteria – creating a new, safer fire retardant. more

10 Jul 2013 14:58 Materials

Fireproof, an ITRI innovation service, has announced new developments in fire-retardant polymer technologies for automotive applications. more

3 May 2013 15:11 Materials