Thor is a multinational manufacturer and supplier of biocides, flame retardants and ingredients for personal care. A private company founded 50 years ago in the UK, Thor now comprises 14 production sites and operating companies strategically located around the globe.
Under the AFLAMMIT® trademark, Thor offers an extensive range of flame retardants for textiles applications as well as high performance, specialty products for plastics (incl. thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomers).
Fire Testing Technology Ltd (FTT) was established in 1989 as the first exclusive manufacturer of reaction-to-fire testing apparatus and software. It quickly became the market leader and grew its instrument range to include fire resistance test equipment. In 1998 FTT acquired and integrated the products of Stanton Redcroft into its portfolio and in 2016 also acquired Fire Instrumentation & Research Equipment Ltd (FIRE) whose products are now also integrated into the FTT product range. At Interflam 2016, FTT launched a new range of Cone Calorimeters based on the highly automated and sophisticated iCone® plus system which was launched in 2013. The new models, iCone® mini and iCone® classic, together with the fully automated iCone® plus, offer varying levels of automation control options and powerful data acquisition technology to meet the different requirements of researchers, testers and academics.
pinfa is a sector Group of CEFIC, the European Chemical Industry Council, and represents producers and users of non-halogenated Phosphorus, Inorganic and Nitrogen based flame retardants in Europe. Members of pinfa share the common vision of continuously improving the environmental and health 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.
VELOX UK are a specialised distributor of chemicals into the Polymer and Composite markets. Part of the VELOX group of companies based in Hamburg, Germany, VELOX UK can offer a range of non-halogenated Flame Retardants.
Working closely with innovative suppliers VELOX offers a number of options for customers looking to replace their conventional FR additives. These additives can be used in a wide range of market sectors from Textiles to Aerospace and in almost all types of Polymers and Resins.
“Concept Equipment are a British designer and manufacturer fire testing instruments according to international test methods. Our range of products are used to test the fire performance of materials in many applications, including
aerospace, railway, marine, construction, polymers, textiles and toys. These cover the ISO, EN, BS, IEC, IMO, ASTM and FAA international tests applicable to the fields of fire testing and flammability.”
Composites UK is the trade association for the UK composites industry.
The association acts to encourage continuous growth and development of the industry, promoting the best practice use of composites materials. Its role is to bring companies throughout the supply chain together creating partnerships, as well as creating a unified voice to drive the industry forward, benefiting all of those involved.
Exova Warringtonfire is a global leader in the assessment of the fire performance of building materials and structures. As experts in the technology of fire, Exova Warringtonfire works with regulators and standards makers to create the rules which set the standards in fire safety across the world, in the fields of construction, marine, rail, automotive, defence and aerospace. This investment in the future ensures that Exova Warringtonfire is ideally placed to help its customers with regulatory compliance, market entry or competitive advantage. It also means that we can be innovative in our approach to clients’ problems, designing specific tests to effectively evaluate products where standardized tests fail to do so and to work with regulators, architects and specifiers to gain product acceptance.
PROBAN® is Solvay’s brand name for cotton-based flame retardant fabrics and garments that have been tested and approved for flame retardant performance and durability at Solvay-owned, UKAS-verified ISO 17025 quality control labs. PROBAN® garments provide protection to millions of workers against the risks of arc flash, flash fire and molten metal splash that exist in industries such as Oil and Gas.
TA Instruments reputation for high technology products, quality manufacturing and unbeatable after sales support is why more customers recommend TA products to their colleagues around the world. Headquartered in New Castle, DE, TA Instruments prides ourselves in the technical competence and professionalism that our sales force offers. We are the only thermal analysis, rheology, microcalorimetry, and mechanical analysis supplier recognized worldwide for our prompt, courteous and knowledgeable service staff, the hallmark of our company.
The Centre for Fire and Hazards Science at UCLan has its origins in Fire Safety Engineering, in which it is a leading provider of research and education. Over the last 10 years it has grown in strength to become world-leading in fire chemistry and especially fire toxicity.
Fire research at the University of Bolton has a history spanning nearly forty years in areas of textiles, fibre-reinforced composites and bulk polymers with particular emphasis on development of novel flame retardant systems, fire gas analysis, fire retardant mechanisms and associated modelling.