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    • Aslanbek Balov, director general of Polykhimgroup On substitution of existing flame retardants with new-generation products

      Recent statistics show that the number of fires in the Russian Federation stays at about 250,000 events per year. Annually, 20,000 deaths and direct damages of 4 billion roubles are caused by fires in Russia. The production of fireproof materials is being actively developed in Russia. A legal framework making the use of fire retardants in compounds mandatory is being created in parallel. There are clear distinctions between processes and ingredients meant for electric, electronic, construction, aircraft, and automobile industries.

      Refusal to use halogen fire retardants that contaminate the environment becomes a major trend. The recently adopted REACH and WEEE standards restrict, and in certain cases forbid the use of halogen fire retardants. Actually, this means a redistribution of the European market for fire retardants.

      Russian manufacturers have to react to the new market situation in a timely manner and choose an optimum feedstock to enter this market with. Aslanbek Balov, CEO of Polykhimgroup reviews basic kinds of feedstock and technologies for manufacturing fireproof materials in his report prepared for the second session of the Russian Congress of Plastic Converters to be held at the Moscow government building in New Arbat.

      Eugeny Antipov, professor, deputy director of the Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis.

      Cable wastes and modifying additives. Review of new recycling technologies

      A team of Russian scientists have developed a cable waste recycling technology which will allow sorting tonnes of wastes of the cable industry and used cables into valuable nonferrous metals and initial polymers. A business plan concerning commercial equipment manufacture and a system of cable wastes conversion will be presented to partners and investors at the Congress of Plastics Converters.

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