Samsung recalls a million Galaxy fire-risk phones
Samsung has recalled over one million Galaxy Note7 smartphones sold in the USA and over 20 000 sold in Canada. The company has received, from the USA alone, nearly 100 reports of batteries overheating, 26 of burn injuries and 55 of property damage including fires in cars and buildings.
Nexans flexible automation cables
Global specialist cable company Nexans (see pinfa Newsletter n°s 43, 56, 61) has launched a new range of non-halogenated flexible automation cables for industrial applications.
Phosphorus – nitrogen – sulphur FR for epoxy
A new flame retardant molecule was experimentally developed based on the organo-phosphorus compound DOPO (9,10-dihydro-9-oxy-10-phosphaphenanthrene-10-oxide), which is increasingly being tested as a basis for new PIN flame retardants, and 2-aminobenthothiazole (ABZ), a nitrogen and sulphur containing molecule.
Members of pinfa share the common vision of continuously improving the environmental and helth profile of their flame retardant products. This vision is coupled with a commitment to maintain high fire safety standards across the world, standards which minimize the risk of fire to the general public.