pinfa’s Advisory Board regularly brings together interested stakeholders (GOs, regulators, fire experts, professionals …) to discuss issues around fire safety and flame retardants, in an open but non-public dialogue. In June 2019, an exceptional meeting of the pinfa Advisory Board visited the PIVO Vlaams Brabant (public institute) fire research centre, to see, hear feel and smell small, medium and full scale (room and building) fire tests with scientists and firefighters. Participants saw how different materials can emit highly varying levels of smoke and heat, depending strongly on ventilation conditions, and just how dangerous and fire can be, with heat, unpredictability and smoke. pinfa is committed to develop and promote flame retardants which can reduce the dangers of fire, from ignition to flashover, with improved environment and health profiles.
“From ignition to flashover”, pinfa Advisory Board 12th June 2019. With thanks to PIVO Vlaams Brabant, Pieter Maes (overall organisation of fire tests and demonstrations), Steve de Blauwe (presentation of fire fundamentals), German Berckmans and Kurt D’Helft (fire tests). 3 minute video Youtube: https://youtu.be/xGlV_CBR6BM