Nearly all of pinfa’s 31 members (flame retardant manufacturers and users) were present in Cologne, Germany, for the association’s second General Assembly of 2019. pinfa’s 2019 activities were discussed, as presented in the Annual Report here. Key activities included communications (pinfa Newsletter, website, product selector), workshops on fire safety in electromobility (2018: Shanghai; 2019: Tokyo, Darmstadt), study of smoke toxicity effects of PIN FRs in different polymers (see summary below), recycling of FR plastics, proposals to revise the Swedish ecotax on chemicals, fire testing demonstration with the pinfa Advisory Board (see pinfa Newsletter n°106). 2019 also saw active cooperation with a wide range of fire safety stakeholders and organisations in an initiative to promote fire safety research in Europe. pinfa’s projects for 2020 include further work on Circular Economy (integrating FRs into research and development of plastics recycling), e-mobility, new FR requirements for 5G, improving understanding of PIN FR impacts on smoke emissions, and the development of a PIN flame retardant information resource package and, in cooperation with pinfa North America, a new PIN FR formulation training course.
pinfa 2019 actions and projects 2020
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