Biochar – wool – polypropylene – PIN FR composite
Biochars can be highly porous (high surface area), giving mechanical performance and compatibility advantages in polymers (infiltration of pores by polymer), and are fire resistant. Low grade wool is a widely available waste fibre with good charring ability.
New PIN FR polycarbonates for E&E applications
Polymer Technology and Services (PTS, Murfreesboro, Tennessee), a global flame-retardant engineering thermoplastic compounder, has introduced four new halogen-compliant polycarbonates for electrical and electronics applications.
Working together for fire safety in France
Established in 1948, France’s professional group for passive fire safety GTFI www.gtfi.org brings together a range of professionals and companies involved in fire safety, including manufacturers, distributers and installers of fire safety products and flame retardants.
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.