Improving PIN FR polyethylene compounds for cables
Dow Corning have launched a new polyethylene MB25-502 Masterbatch for production of non-halogen flame retardant cables, wires and jacketing.
Non-migrating PIN FR for polycarbonate
A US patent assigned to PolyOne, Ohio, is published for a phosphorus-mineral flame retardant for polycarbonate, formed by reacting in situ (within the polymer) a phosphorus compound (alkyl-functional phenoxyphosphazene) and a silicon compound (hydride-functional siloxane).
Toxicity of smoke in car fire
A full scale fire test was carried out in a 1989-built 4-seater car, from which fuel and lubricants had been removed. The car was ignited by placing a burning pan of 12l of fuel by the front right tyre. After 2 minutes, the front of the car was completely engulfed in flames.
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.