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New process discovered to completely degrade flame retardant in the environment

12-Aug-2019

A team of environmental scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and China has for the first time used a dynamic, two-step process to completely degrade a common flame-retardant chemical, rendering the persistent global pollutant nontoxic. This new process breaks down ...

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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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Rising Demand for Plastic Additives

01-Mar-2019

Most of the time, plastics would be useless without additives. Additives facilitate the processing of plastics, protect against heat and UV rays, and expand the range of properties by modifying material characteristics. “Only additives make it possible to permanently use plastics in ever new ...

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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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LANXESS strengthens global production network for flame retardants

Investments of around EUR 200 million until 2021

10-Dec-2018

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS plans to strengthen its global asset base for flame retardant additives with investments of around EUR 200 million over the next three years. The company runs a strongly backward integrated production network for bromine and phosphorous based flame retardants ...

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Detection of little-known flame retardant in the environment

18-Apr-2018

Chemists at Indiana University have published research findings on their discovery of a new and relatively unknown flame retardant in the environment. Their study is the first to detect the potentially toxic chemical in North America. The chemical, called TTBP-TAX, is part of a new class of ...

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LANXESS successfully completes acquisition of Solvay’s phosphorus additive business

09-Feb-2018

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has successfully completed the purchase of the phosphorus chemicals business from Belgian chemicals group Solvay including its U.S. production site in Charleston, South Carolina. All relevant antitrust authorities have cleared the transaction. LANXESS and ...

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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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Clariant expands partnership in additive business

Palmer Holland will be sole distributor for additives in Canada

17-Nov-2017

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces an expanded partnership with Palmer Holland for the business unit Additives in Canada. Adding to their existing responsibilities, Palmer Holland will become the sole regional distributor in North America for Clariant’s performance ...

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Toxic chemicals in building materials even in "green housing"

13-Sep-2017

Indoor air pollution can be a problem in many homes, even in eco-friendly buildings. Thanks to a new innovative study led by Silent Spring Institute, researchers have a better idea of where these pollutants come from--which ones come from chemicals leaching out of building materials and which ...

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