Furniture regulations increase escape time

Furniture regulations increase escape time

Full scale fire tests on 34 sofas purchased in different EU coun-tries show that strict national furniture fire safety regulations mean increased escape time. Firstly, fire tests were carried out on one sofa purchased from each EU Member State. Then furnished room...
pinfa member companies engage in Covid crisis

pinfa member companies engage in Covid crisis

Each of our companies is doing what it can to help fight the virus and to support health services and local communities. The examples below are just some of actions by pinfa member companies, other actions are not yet communicated as the priority is on doing not...
Ireland consultation on furniture fire regulations

Ireland consultation on furniture fire regulations

The Government of Ireland has opened a public consultation to 31st March 2020 on the national Furniture Fire Regulations Ireland, which currently require similar foam and textile cigarette and flame fire safety performance as the UK Furniture Fire Safety Regulation....
Silicate synergists for heat & smoke performance

Silicate synergists for heat & smoke performance

pinfa member company, TOLSA, has extended its range of technical silicate (PIN) additives as synergists for flame retardants in a range of polymer and fire safety packages. The specialist additives are based on natural silicate clay and reduce smoke production and...
Comparing FRs in polyamides

Comparing FRs in polyamides

Two different polyamides with 30% glass fibres, based on terephthalic acid (PTA) or isophthalic acid (ITA), were tested for fire performance and other properties with a halogenated and a PIN FR solution. The ITA-based polyamide has a lower melting point, facilitating...