STROITELI - magazine for building materials and technologiesyear XIX, issue 6, 2022

A*STAR's eco-friendly and toxic-free fire retardant debuts at BEX ASIA 2010

Total of 9 innovative technologies on display to bolster Singapore's green buildings and construction industry.

Designed for green buildings, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)'s eco-friendly halogen and toxic gas-free flame retardant and fire-proof additive prevents the spread of fire by forming a blanket of solid material at low temperatures. Without emitting toxic gases or plasticisers, this new addictive also prevents choking and dripping hazards associated with conventional alternatives.

This fire retardant and eight other innovations were on display at the Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia 2010, from 13 15 September 2010, at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre. These technologies helped raise the standards of green buildings and guide industry towards more sustainable and energy efficient practices in building, design, construction and maintenance; as well as raise productivity in the construction industry.

Some of the A*STAR innovations showcased also include technologies for Green Buildings such as Nanoimprint Technology, Flexible and Energy-efficient Lighting Sheets as well as Technologies for the Construction Industry like Glass Inspection System, Health Monitoring of Fibre-reinforced Composites, Integrated RFID Real-time Track & Trace System, Monitoring System for energy-efficient and intelligent manufacturing of construction materials.

A*STAR is the lead agency for fostering world-class scientific research and talent for a vibrant knowledge-based and innovative-driven Singapore. A*STAR oversees 14 biomedical sciences, and physical sciences and engineering research institutes, and seven consortia & centers, which are located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis, as well as their immediate vicinity.

A*STAR supports Singapore's key economic clusters by providing intellectual, human and industrial capital to its partners in industry. It also supports extramural research in the universities, hospitals, research centers, and with other local and international partners.

For more information on A*STAR, please visit the companys website.