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Flame Retardants

Lanxess

Lanxess

Lanxess has announced it plans to strengthen its global asset base for flame retardant additives with investments of around EUR 200 million (approx. £178.5m GBP) Read more

Materials

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. Read more

Materials

DuPont Teijin Films introduces flame retardant polyester film. Read more

Materials

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

Materials

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

Machinery

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

Industry News

Velox

Velox

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

Materials

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

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read 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. Read more

Materials

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

Materials