pinfa-AIMPLAS workshop: Recyclability, sustainability and future trends of Fire-retarded plastics

4 April 2019, Valencia | 17 photos


14-15 November 2017, Valencia, Spain | 25 photos

Fire Resistance in Plastics

5-7 December 2017, Cologne| 3 photos

COPs – Meetings of the conferences of the Parties

26-30 April 2017, Geneva | 13 photos

Plastic Pipes in Infrastructure

25-26 April 2017, Kensington, UK | 4 photos

PVC 4 Cables

25-27 April 2017, Lyon | 10 photos

Pinfa Kick-off Meeting – China

23 November 2017, Shanghai, China | 1 photo

TMP workshop – Fire Safety of E&E polymers and PIN FRS

23 February 2017, Milano | 20 photos

Workshop at ISFMRT 2016 – China

17 June 2016, Changchun | 31 photos

Wor8kshop “Fire Safety Burning Questions” – 2015

03 November 2015 | 34 photos

Fire Resistance in Plastics – 2012

27 – 29 November 2012 | 3 photos

Building the future for flame retardants in E&E

24 June 2010 | 12 photos

Pinfa at K-Trade Fair – Dusseldorf

27 October 2010, Dusseldorf | 11 photos




Recycling of flame-retarded polymers is a challenge that pinfa has been actively addressing with Fraunhofer LBF and FGK. The work undertaken with our partners will improve the potential of PIN flame retardants for circular economy.


Several questions are asked about flame retardants:

  • Why Flame retardants ?
  • What do they do for the fire safety ?
  • Are they useful ?
  • Are they sustainable chemicals?

This short video is aimed at providing some answers.

Spread of fire: comparison of room fires between legacy and modern furnishings

(Underwriters Laboratories)

Why seconds count, showing the rapid growth and spread of fire in a typical furnished home

(International Association of Fire Fighters IAFF)

Room fire flashovers

(National Citizen Corps, US National Institute of Standards and Technology)

With and without flame retardants: fire safety comparison of two sofas

UK (flame retarded) and Netherlands (not flame retarded, NL with English subtitles), Kassa TV

Comparative burning test of 2 sofas

(UK Fire safety regs compliant and not)

Furniture Without Flame Retardants

(US National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Open Flame Testing For Upholstered Furniture

US National Fire Protection Association 2013

Fire retardant fabric tests & fire safety video

US National Fire Protection Association

Importance of flame retardants in electronics, Michael Roth

BASF, SKZ 2014 (in German)

Burning Questions, EU ENFIRO project

alternative flame retardants

Flame retardants & fire safety

Television sets with (Philips) and without (Thomson) flame retardants – burn test by Berlin fire service

Pinfa – an introduction to non halogen phosphorus, inorganic and nitrogen flame retardants