Pinfa’s Advisory Board consists of representatives from the flame retardant industry, downstream user industries, testing and research institutes, academic circles, environmental experts and firefighting departments.
Advisory Board Principles
The meetings of the Advisory Board aim to bring a wide range of stakeholders together to discuss topics related to fire retardants and fire safety to achieve synergies and increase overall understanding of the challenges we face. We encourage varied viewpoints to be shared in order to learn from each other’s experiences and perspectives.
In order to guarantee an atmosphere of openness and trust, the discussions take place under the Chatham House rule. This means that reports reflect attendance and the content of the discussions but without attribution of statements to individual participants.
Topics discussed during the meetings range from scientific or policy discussions to practical classes with firefighters. Concretely, recent meetings discussed :
- Smoke toxicity and flammability
- Fire testing of products
- Cooperation with firefighters during the development of new products
- Harmonizing fire safety advocacy
- The need to coordinate and inventory the training of firefighters and statistics of fires throughout the EU
- The importance of socio-economic considerations in shaping fire safety policies
- The role of fire retardants in fire spread
- Circular economy goals and the link to fire safety
Perspectives & Membership
Pinfa’s Advisory Board consists of representatives from the flame retardant industry, downstream user industries, testing and research institutes, academic circles, environmental experts and fire fighting departments. While pinfa represents phosphorus, inorganic and nitrogen flame retardant manufacturers, the board meetings aim to include multiple stakeholders who are involved with fire safety from various perspectives.
The Advisory Board aims to meet twice a year.
The group does not have fixed participation. Relevant stakeholders are encouraged to inform about participation.
The next meeting on the advisory board takes place on December 12th in Brussels, Belgium.