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January 15, 2021

Discussion of FRs in mobile phones in Ecodesign work.

Discussion of FRs in mobile phones in Ecodesign work.

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Cohort study suggests maternal exposure to some phosphorus ester FRs may impact baby’s size at birth.

Cohort study suggests maternal exposure to some phosphorus ester FRs may impact baby’s size at birth.

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Long term diabetes effect of penta-BDE in mice.

Long term diabetes effect of penta-BDE in mice.

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pinfa GA sees opportunities

Despite Covid, pinfa members see opportunities for PIN FRs with the Green Deal and new applications.

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Training to formulate fire safe materials

Four interactive webinars will provide insight into flame retardant product design for formulators and compounders

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New EU Batteries Regulation proposal

The European Commission’s proposed text targets sustainability and safety, but neglects battery fire safety.

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EU consultation Zero Pollution Ambition

Input is invited to 10th February for the EU Zero Pollution Action Plan for air, water and soil, to be adopted in 2021.

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pinfa input to Sustainable Products Initiative

Benefits of chemicals’ functions in consumer products should be considered, and LCA, product durability and recycling.

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pinfa input to CPR consultation

pinfa supports reinforcing the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) as central to ensuring building fire safety.

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UK consults on architects’ fire competence

UK Government proposes greater accountability and responsibility for fire & structural safety

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Compounding World shows future is PIN

AMI’s industry magazine annual review on flame retardants features nearly 20 new products, of which only one is not PIN.

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pinfa joins Batteries Partnership

Fire safety is a key challenge for the roll-out of e-mobility and energy storage batteries.

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European Fire Safety Week webinar: smoke

Experts and fire-fighters explained the increasing risk from smoke in fire in modern buildings, because of new materials, green building and furnishings

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Fire safety & energy transition in buildings

Members of the European Parliament say fire risks of green buildings and renovation must be addressed.

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Questions on smoke toxicity

A webinar with experts and regulators underlined the complexity of smoke toxicity, showing that regulation of fire toxicity emissions of construction products is currently neither feasible nor appropr...

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United Nationals adopts fire standard

UN-ECE’s adoption of the International Fire Safety Standard – Common Principles is a major step for building fire safety.

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Fire safety competence for buildings

A survey of over 830 architects in 8 EU countries shows the fire safety experts are involved in only 1/3 of building projects, varying from 25% in Poland to 69% in Germany.

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“Green” buildings increase fire risk

Report says fire performance should be integrated into sustainable building materials and design and more research is needed.

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Rooftop PV fire & safety standards

PV-Magazine raises concerns about fire safety standards for domestic and small scale solar panel PV systems

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Mattress fire safety standard saves lives

NIST study concludes that US 16 CFR Part 1633 (open flame resistance) already prevents 65 deaths per year, despite not all old mattresses from before this standard having been replaced.

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Grenfell Inquiry media questions

The Grenfell fire inquiry has been told that cladding sold as fire class zero may not have been appropriately tested.

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Numerical modelling study of Grenfell fire

Efectis study suggests mineral wool spreads fire faster than polymer insulation. The study was part funded by Kingspan

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Reactive DOPO for polyurethane elastomers

Phosphorus PIN-FR reacted into the polymer results in fire and mechanical performance with no FR leaching.

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January 14, 2021

Improving performance of APP in epoxy

The PIN FR ammonium phosphate was (APP) modified by latex, resulting in better mechanical properties of PIN FR epoxy.

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