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13/03/2019

4th Fire-Retardant Plastics Conference

Organised by AIMPLAS and pinfa in Valencia, Spain, 4th April, this workshop will bring together the flame retardant industry, compounders and researchers to look at perspectives for flame retardant plastics. Themes will include bio-based flame retardants, recycling of PIN FR plastics (with recycling professionals and Plastics Europe) and future perspectives including e-mobility, 3D-printing and new fibres.

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13/03/2019

Workshop on design for fire safety in green electronics

San José, California, 30th April – 1st May 2019. Day 1 will provide an overview of flame retardants, fire testing and formulation for electrical and electronic applications, with presentations by Alex Morgan (UDRI), testing and standards organisations and compounders.

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13/03/2019

SPE Non Halogen session at ANTEC 2019

Pinfa NA is Co-sponsoring a session at the SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers) Non Halogen Special Interest Group session on 20th March, 2019 at ANTEC 2019 in Detroit, Michigan.

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13/03/2019

FSEU webinar on fire safety data

Fire Safe Europe (FSEU) webinar 15th March: "Learning from other EU initiatives which have been collecting data with the aim to increase safety". The objective is discussion between organisations which collect and manage data relevant to improving fire safety, on best practice, data sharing and on developing European standards on fire safety data collection and analysis.

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13/03/2019

Call for papers: Innovative flame Retardants

The Journal Molecules – Materials Chemistry has published a call for papers for a special issue on “Innovative Flame Retardants”. Papers should address synthesis, properties and testing of bio-based flame retardants, including life cycle analysis.

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13/03/2019

Public consultation on EU Ecolabel

The European Commission opened a public consultation on future orientations for the EU Ecolabel (Flower). The questions were general, including which types of product should be prioritised for the Eco...

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13/03/2019

UK consultation on building fire safety regulations

he UK Government has launched a public consultation, open to 1st March 2019, on “Document B” (1) of the building regulations. This consultation is a “call for evidence” to inform the review of UK building fire safety, as part of a wider review of fire safety, concerning high rise buildings (following the Hackitt report, see pinfa Newsletter n°92, and the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry) but also “any issues affecting fire safety in all types of building”. The consultation does not however concern specific buildings such as hospitals and schools.

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13/03/2019

EU FIEP (Fire Information Exchange Platform)

On February 27th 2019, the EU FIEP held its 2nd plenary meeting, bringing together most of the member states representatives, the European Commission, firefighters and stakeholders involved in the 5 project teams identified. The FIEP was launched two years ago, in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster, to pool knowledge and statistics on fire. Project teams (see pinfa Newsletter n°95) reported on progress and three member states (Sweden, Estonia, Portugal) presented national actions on fire safety.

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13/03/2019

A car seat meets the chemical of her dreams

Environmental NGO ChemSec has produced an 2 minute video “When a car seat meets the chemical of her dreams”, promoting its online platform MarketPlace (see pinfa Newsletter n°s 97 and 95) for safer alternative chemicals. Entertaining and funny: enjoy!.

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