Position for building renovation fire safety

Position for building renovation fire safety

pinfa supports joint position to include safety, including fire safety, in the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD revision). The position signed by 12 organisations asks the European Council (member states) to follow the amendments voted by the...
Opinion on wildfire retardant application

Opinion on wildfire retardant application

US federal Department of the Interior Opinion suggests wildfire chemicals have limited impacts on ecosystems and species. The revised opinion, based on extensive consultation, updates previous documents and specifically considers a significant number of threated...
Fire safety engineering only partly in place

Fire safety engineering only partly in place

European Commission JRC survey concludes that fire safety engineering (FSE) is only partially implemented across Europe and that more work is needed to enable performance-based methods for fire design, to develop supporting standardisation, design scenarios and...
ECHA publishes PFAS Restriction proposal

ECHA publishes PFAS Restriction proposal

The EU has published a proposal to Restrict some 10 000 polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including PTFE. This was announced with the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability in 2020. The proposal specifies per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) proposed for...
Flame retardant “market reports”

Flame retardant “market reports”

Market studies, for sale online, expect sustained growth in flame retardants worldwide, but numbers vary widely. Most reports suggest electronics, construction and transport as key growth sectors. The range in numbers given as estimates for today’s global flame...