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Lifesavers in Demand: New Market Report on Flame Retardants

08-May-2019

In the event of fire, additives can provide the decisive seconds for rescue. “Flame retardants delay the ignition of flammable materials such as plastics, textiles or wood,” explains Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana. “They slow down the spread of fire.” For the sixth time, Ceresana analyzed the ...

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Fire-retardant coating featuring renewable materials

Coating could reduce the flammability of polyurethane foam

14-Feb-2019

Texas A&M University researchers are developing a new kind of flame-retardant coating using renewable, nontoxic materials readily found in nature, which could provide even more effective fire protection for several widely used materials. Dr. Jaime Grunlan, the Linda & Ralph Schmidt '68 Professor ...

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Fireproofing made of recycled paper

25-Jan-2019

Scientists at Empa teamed up with isofloc AG to develop an insulating material made of recycled paper. It is ideal for prefabricated wooden elements and even multistory timber houses, and protects the construction against fire. What's more: The additive it contains is harmless to humans, animals ...

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Lifesavers in Plastics: Ceresana Analyzes the World Market for Flame Retardants

09-Jan-2018

The catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower in London has shown how important fire protection is. “Flame retardants can delay the development of a fire,” explains Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research institute Ceresana: “They provide the fire department and those affected with crucial minutes ...

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Fraunhofer LBF investigates recycling of halogen-free flame retardant

17-Feb-2016

Zero plastics to landfill increases the need to mechanical recycling of plastics. This also applies to flame retardant plastics which are increasingly formulated with halogen-free flame retardants. According to EU regulations, plastic waste recycling is to increase in quality, and recycling rates ...

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Do not get from the frying pan into the fire

Ceresana publishes new market report on flame retardants

25-Feb-2014

Flame retardants prevent or delay the combustion of materials and are indispensable in the protection of plastic products, electric devices, construction materials or textiles. An increasing demand for plastics in the construction sector, automotive industry and the segment electrics and ...

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Ways to improve common furniture fire test

12-Feb-2014

The bench-scale test widely used to evaluate whether a burning cigarette will ignite upholstered furniture may underestimate the tendency of component materials to smolder when these materials are used in sofas and chairs supported by springs or cloth, National Institute of Standards and ...

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AkzoNobel Science Award honors two Swedish professors

02-Oct-2013

Two Swedish scientists have won the 2013 AkzoNobel Science Award in recognition of their prominent research in the fields of materials and surface engineering. Lars Hultman, of Linköping University, and Per Claesson, from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), will be presented with their ...

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AkzoNobel expanding Middle East operations

03-Dec-2012

AkzoNobel has underlined its growth ambitions for the Middle East after signing an expanded joint venture agreement with the Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo group of companies. The new deal strengthens the existing joint venture between AkzoNobel and Kanoo, which only covers the supply of the company's ...

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