pinfa outlined tomorrow’s fire safety challenges at the 18th Fire Retardant Polymeric Materials conference (FRPM), Budapest. FRPM21 took place in Budapest and online, 29 Aug – 1 Sept 2021, with 125 in-person and 30 online participants from 18 countries, and nearly 100 presentations and posters. These looked at research into innovative new PIN molecules as flame retardants and synergists (based on phosphorus, nitrogen, silicon, clays …), bio-based PIN FRs, applications, processing, smoke toxicity. Research on halogenated FRs was absent, confirming that the future is PIN. Christian Battenberg (Clariant), for pinfa, gave the conference dinner speech, underlining the exciting opportunities offered by the juncture of two challenges: the increasing need for fire safety, with societal drivers such as ageing population and urbanisation and new technologies such as batteries and connectedness of things, and sustainability demands for safe chemicals and recycling, hammered into place with the EU Green Deal and new Chemicals Strategy.
Summary of 17th FRPM 2019 in pinfa Newsletter n°105.
Christian Battenberg’s pinfa after-dinner speech text https://www.pinfa.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Chrisitan-speech_20210903.pdf
FRPM21 Budapest https://www.frpm21.com/frpm21