Sixteen PIN FRs are now on the TCO Certified list of safer alternatives. TCO Certified, the health, environment and worker protection label for office and home electronics, has updated its list of “alternative safer substances” to now include 16 PIN flame retardants, including mineral FRs (inc. ATH, MDH), siloxanes and similar, nitrogen polyphosphates FRs (MPP, APP), aluminium phosphinate (AlPi) and several organophosphorus FRs. TCO Certified inclusion on the “accepted substance list” is based on GreenScreen® assessments with benchmark of 2 or higher.
PIN FRs included in the February 2021 TCO “TCO Certified Accepted Substance List”: Aluminum diethylphosphinate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Red Phosphorus, Substituted Amine Phosphate mixture, Triphenyl Phosphate, Tetrakis (2,6-dimethylphenyl)-m-phenylene biphosphate, Siloxanes and silicones – di-Me – di-Ph – polymers with Ph silsesquioxanes, Magnesium Hydroxide, Phenoxyphosphazene, Melamine Polyphosphate, Resorcinol Bis-Diphenylphosphate RDP, Ammonium Polyphosphate, Octaphenylcyclotetrasiloxane, Aluminum oxide, Resorcinol Bis-Diphenylphosphate, Bisphenol A diphosphate
TCO “Safer alternatives to hazardous substances listed here”, updated 18 February 2021 https://tcocertified.com/accepted-substance-list/