Flame retardants: industry pours water on scare tactics
- Consider consumer in debate over FR. // Furniture/Today;2/18/2013, Vol. 37 Issue 25, p2
In this article, the author reflects on the importance of opinion of consumers over necessity of usage of chemical flame retardants inupholstery.
- Boron Compounds as Flame Retardants and Their Synergy with Phosphorous. Miao Lin; Limin Zheng // AATCC Review;Feb2002, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p30
Boron containing compounds were synthesized and verified by IR spectrum and elemental analysis. The Limited Oxygen Index (LOI) method was used to determine that the compounds demonstrated flame retardancy and could be useful as semi-permanent flame retardants in upholstery composites. The...
- Flame retardant 'poses risks'. // Cabinet Maker;6/27/2003, Issue 5344, p5
Reports that the chemical hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), used as a flame retardant in upholstery, poses a risk to the environment in Great Britain. HBCD's properties of persistence in the environment and its tendency to bioaccumulate.
- Not much spark in the European market. Walsh, Kerri A. // Chemical Week;3/19/1997, Vol. 159 Issue 11, p50
Focuses on trends in the flame retardant chemicals market in Europe. Projected growth between 1997 and 2003; Increase in end-uses for flame retardants; Strong competition for European market share in flame retardants.
- EPA Seeks To Identify Safer Fire-Resistant Chemicals. Mayberry, Peter; Franken, Jessica // Nonwovens Industry;Feb2005, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p20
This article provides an overview of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Furniture Flame Retardancy Partnership, a voluntary coalition of representatives from the furniture and chemical industries, environmental groups and the U.S. government. The partnership was created in response...
- Friendly Fire. Munns, Andrew // Cabinet Maker;4/2/2010, Issue 5681, p26
The article focuses on regulations controlling the resistance of upholstered furniture to fire in Great Britain. It notes that most materials should be chemically treated to pass the flammability tests under the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988. It points out that...
- REPORT ON FRs IN RECYCLED FOAM SPARKS FOAM SECTOR INDIGNATION. McHenry, Louise // Urethanes Technology International;Jun/Jul2011, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p8
The article reports on the human health concerns raised by the study on brominated fire retardants (FR) in recycled foam published by the International Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Elimination Network (IPEN) in the U.S. The study found high levels of FR chemicals in foam pads for carpet...
- Playing Toxic Whack-a-Mole. RICHARDSON, JILL // Progressive Populist;10/15/2014, Vol. 20 Issue 18, p6
The article focuses on the revelation that laws requiring flame retardants were put in place due to tobacco and chemical industry lobbying in the U.S., along with the opposition by regulators to a group of chemicals called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs).
- Determination of organic micro-pollutants such as personal care products, plasticizers and flame retardants in sludge. Xijuan Chen; Bester, Kai // Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Nov2009, Vol. 395 Issue 6, p1877
In this study, a method for the determination of organic micro-pollutants, i.e. personal care products such as synthetic musk fragrances, household bactericides, organophosphate flame retardants and plasticizers, as well as phthalates in sludge, has been developed. This method is based on...