Posted on 27/06/2023 in Electric & Electronic Fire Safety Regulatory 2023
Call to add P to Strategic Raw Materials List

pinfa calls for phosphorus to be identified as crucial for fire safety for all of the identified EU “Strategic” industries: batteries, renewable energy, electrical systems, circuit boards, electronic, power and data cables, aerospace. pinfa has submitted to the EU public consultation to 30th June underlining that fire risks are increasing in these industries, that phosphorus flame retardants (PFRs) are needed to meet fire safety standards and that a number of PFRs have been have been validated as low-risk and preferable for use by independent assessments, including the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in their recent FR strategy The EU has no P4 production and is dependent on imports from just three countries. pinfa calls for “Phosphorus (P4 and derivatives)” to be added to the proposed list of EU “Strategic Raw Materials”.

Your company or organisation can input to the public consultation until 30th June here:

pinfa input submitted 22nd June 2023

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