Mats Ericson, Deflamo takes home from the AMI Cologne conference the drive for non-toxic, sustainable fire safety solutions. Smoke toxicity is key for fire safety, but is missing in many fire standards at present. Chemical reactions in uncontrolled fire are complex and variable, but non toxic flame retardants are a step in the right direction. Flame retardant systems must also anticipate future demands for material recyclability, especially systems for plastics, and also provide solutions for increasing application of bioplastics.
It is important to be proactive and develop products which combine environmental safety with fire safety, now, to anticipate future legislation and demands. Deflamo see pinfa Newsletter n°10.