Pinfa General Assembly

Pinfa General Assembly

Members discussed PIN FRs in products, recycling, chemicals regulations and building fire safety, including with supply-chain organisations and with the European Commission. In 2023, amongst other projects on PIN FR behaviour, pinfa will launch further testing of...
Regulatory and market perspectives

Regulatory and market perspectives

Adrian Beard (pinfa) summarised policy and stakeholder trends impacting flame retardant chemical selection in Europe and in North America. The EU Green Deal and its Chemical Strategy for Sustainability will greatly accentuate sustainability requirements for flame...
Delivering fire safety for end-use applications

Delivering fire safety for end-use applications

Patricia Lamouche, Hager Group Flame retardants are essential for Hager to ensure fire safety and to respect applicable product standards. Access to full chemical data on all molecules in plastics compositions is a priority to support Hager’s sustainability roadmap...
Specialist additives for plastics recycling

Specialist additives for plastics recycling

Compounding World says developments in additives will open new opportunities to enable and improve polymer recycling. Additives discussed include antioxidants and stabilisers, important to limit polymer degradation during reprocessing, in particular because...
Regulatory and testing

Regulatory and testing

Tim Reilly, Clariant, summarised regulatory developments in the USA, underlining that this is largely driven by NGOs, often via political action in one or a few States. Federal action has mainly targeted “PBT” chemicals (Persistent, Bio-accumulative, Toxic),...