The Formulated Polymers Blog

How Will Brexit Impact Fire Retardant Regulations For Fabrics?

Posted by Phil Morrison on 01-Feb-2019 12:10:42

 

In the closing weeks of 2018, few people can comfortably predict how – in exact terms – Brexit will impact on the normal working regulations of any industry in years to come. The first thing to say is that should the UK secure the implementation period that has been much-vaunted by the government from March 2019, nothing will immediately change. So, this means that anyone who purchases textiles that meet the current EU regulations will be able to do so with full confidence until 2021 at minimum.

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Topics: Flame Retardants, News

Price And Availability Of Brominated Based Flame Retardants

Posted by Martin Howarth on 17-Dec-2018 09:36:55

Bromine based flame retardants (FR’s) are very efficient and are widely used in coatings for textiles for upholstery manufacture. Combined with other materials (e.g. antimony trioxide) brominated compounds are used on a vast range of textiles to meet the stringent requirements of the UK Fire and Furnishing Regulations. Brominated FR’s make up a significant proportion of textile coating compounds and as a result any fluctuation in the price or availability has a major effect on compound prices.

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Topics: News

Revertex Malaysia Closure

Posted by Phil Morrison on 30-Nov-2018 14:00:37

On the 16th of October 2018, Synthomer announced the closure of Revertex Malaysia. Manufacturing at the Kluang plant will cease at the end of December 2018.

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Topics: News

Improved Safety & Efficiency: A New Automation System From Spiroflow

Posted by Martin Howarth on 23-Nov-2018 10:06:00

We have recently invested in a new automation system from Spiroflow, one of a series of infrastructure improvements aimed at reducing costs, increasing order flexibility and improving turnaround time. The new system allows us to automate the formulation process, thus reducing the need for manual handling and giving us greater flexibility over our shift pattern.

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Topics: News

Cloudy Too Has Just Retired: We Will Miss Your Fire

Posted by Martin Howarth on 27-Jun-2018 11:52:27

On a slightly different note, we would like to take this opportunity to say a few words about one of our stalwarts of Formulated Polymers albeit not of the human kind but of the animal kind!

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Topics: News

Announcing Our New Website!

Posted by Martin Howarth on 07-Feb-2018 15:53:59

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website, expected to come online this week. The new site has been extensively expanded and restructured to provide added content, free resources and an improved user interface. You will be able to access all our major products and services from an intuitive navigation menu on the homepage, making it even easier to find the information you need.

Here is a summary of what you can expect from the new website…

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Topics: News

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