NEWS

15/01/2019

Workshop on design for fire safety in green electronics

San José, California, 30 April – 1 May 2019. Day 1 will provide an overview of flame retardants, fire testing and formulation for electrical and electronic applications, with presentations by Alex...

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15/01/2019

SABIC: new pinfa member

pinfa's new member SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation) www.sabic.com is a global petrochemical company, and a major producer of polyethylene, polypropylene and other advanced thermoplastics. SA...

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15/01/2019

EU consultation on circular product policy

The European Commission has opened a public consultation to 24th January 2019 on product policies relevant to the Circular Economy. Questions in the consultation address, amongst others, restrictions...

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15/01/2019

pinfa General Assembly

pinfa’s General Assembly took place in Cologne, 10th December, with nearly 50 participants from pinfa member companies and an invited speaker from environmental NGO ChemSec. Initial results of major...

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15/01/2019

pinfa Annual Report brochure

For the first time, pinfa has published an Annual Report, summarising key actions in 2018 and perspectives for 2019. This was released at the AMI FRiP (Flame Resistance in Plastics) 2018 conference. T...

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15/01/2019

Safe Chemicals Innovation Agenda

pinfa participated at a workshop on 29th October 2018, Vienna, with representatives from the European Commission as well as Netherlands and Austria national authorities in order to discuss a research...

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15/01/2019

Stakeholder workshop on fire safety research

Around 100 fire safety stakeholders met at the meeting organised by IAFSS (International Association for Fire Safety Research) in Brussels 3rd December 2018. The meeting was sponsored by pinfa and oth...

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15/01/2019

Bio-sourced FR project gets R&D grant

Iowa State University has obtained 2.5 million US$ funding from the US Department of Energy to develop a process to identify biologically-derived molecules which can lead to new flame retardant or ant...

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15/01/2019

Phosphorus and lignin PIN FR for ABS

Lignin is an abundant bio-sourced material which as PIN flame retardant properties by contributing to char formation. In this study, kraft lignin was supplied by the paper industry (UPM Finland). This...

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