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October 8, 2020

Study suggests no health risk from PIN FRs

A review of organophosphate FRs in indoor dust in China suggests that they do not pose a direct health risk.

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October 7, 2020

Construction Products Regulation

The EU public consultation on the review of the CPR is open to 22nd December 2020.

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October 5, 2020

The Swedish Chemical tax on Electronics is not working

Brussels, 5 October 2020 – Pinfa welcomes the conclusion of the report "Evaluation of the tax on chemicals in certain electronics" presented to the Swedish government on I October 2020, which found the chemical tax to be ineffective in its current form.

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Study says Swedish FR tax has little effect

Company interviews suggest tax may not target the right flame retardants and has resulted in little substitution.

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September 15, 2020

RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers

For RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers, pinfa membership is an important step of the journey towards sustainability.

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FR Advisers LLC, Georgia, USA

Dr. Anteneh Worku, FR Advisers LLC, has joined pinfa-NA as a professional member.

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Information on melamine REACH dossier

European producers have announced the self-classification of melamine as a suspected human reproductive toxicant Cat. 2

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EU GPP criteria exclude halogens

New Green Public Purchasing (GPP) for printers exclude all halogenated polymers and halogenated flame retardants.

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General Product Safety Directive

Pinfa has called for a better inclusion of fire safety in product safety rules in EU consultation on GPSD.

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EU project on fire safety statistics

Pilot project on fire data launched after European Parliament vote will prepare EU initiatives on fire safety.

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pinfa-NA update on regulatory trends

Flame retardant solutions are needed which combine fire safety with chemical safety for health.

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1 billion UK£ to replace unsafe cladding

The UK government has now allocated 1.6 billion UK£ to remove non fire-safe cladding materials from buildings.

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UK regulation on combustible cladding

Legislation to extend ban on combustible cladding materials for buildings is moving towards adoption in the UK.

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New UK cladding fire tests

BSI has published revised test methods for fire performance of building external cladding materials (BS 7414).

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Vape leads to fire death

A man died in a house fire in Florida caused by the lithium ion battery of a vape device.

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Fast growth of façade fires

The frequency of façade fires in large buildings has grown seven times over the last 30 years.

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Amazon warehouse fire Redlands

A fire destroyed 55 000 m2 of Amazon warehouse, Redlands, California, June 5th with millions of dollars damages.

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City shuttle bus fire closes Paris-Orly airport

Outside a terminal, the bus rapidly engulfed in flames and the, airport had to be evacuated, again showing the inadequacy of bus fire safety standards.

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Nantes cathedral fire

The fire which destroyed the historic organ of Nantes Cathedral, France, 18th July, was arson

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British animal fire pranks

Firefighters were called to a farm in Yorkshire, UK, May 2020, to save the bacon.

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PIN FR polyamide for 3D-printing

Lehmann&Voss launches a ceramic-filled polyamide for high-temperature extrusion printing, offering UL94-V0 @ 0.4 mm.

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PIN FR cable for railway

SAB Bröckskes launches high-flexibility EN 45545 cable to Hazard Level HL 1 - 3 for railway applications.

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PIN FR optic hybrid HDMI cables

ProCo Sound, part of ACT/RHC, launches zero halogen, low smoke, high performance, S-locking video cables.

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New P-FR for flexible polyurethane foam

BDMMP, a liquid, phosphorus-based PIN flame retardant shows fire performance, heat ageing and migration resistance.

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