Here is an overview presentation with, 80+ slides of information and graphics explaining materials’ fire safety, flame retardants, relevant fire tests and standardsas well as environmental and health aspects.
To increase the understanding of materials’ fire safety, the Phosphorus, Inorganic & Nitrogen (PIN) Flame Retardants Association (pinfa), a sector group of Cefic, publishes a new toolkit, with educational material on the topic. . It has been developed with expertise from the nearly fourty member companies of pinfa in Europe and worldwide (with pinfa North America and pinfa China), including manufacturers of PIN flame retardant chemicals as well as plastics and textile user industries, and with external experts.
Who can benefit?
pinfa’s aim is to provide a toolkit for those who wish or need to educate others about materials’ fire safety, in a readily useable, attractive and flexible form. Slides include graphics and diagrams, tables, technical photos, references and other information which can be used by academics, educators and trainers, fire fighters, industry or other organisations interested in materials’ fire safety (a modifiable PowerPoint version of the slides is available on request).
What content can you expect?
- Fire statistics
- Materials’ fire safety and fire development (ignition, fire growth, flashover)
- Case studies of major fires
- Smoke and toxicity, details of phosphorus, nitrogen and inorganic flame retardants
- Different flame retardant chemistries and how flame retardants work to prevent, extinguish or slow fire development
- PIN smoke suppressants
- Quality assurance of flame retardants
- Fire tests and standards
- Regulations (worldwide)
- Environment & health questions
- Flame retardants markets and applications, including wire & cable, building (construction), transport.
Further content is currently under development to be added in 2021. This includes content on PIN flame retardants and recycling, bio-based flame retardants, and other applications of PIN flame retardants (electrical and electronics , textiles, wood/timber, e-mobility, 3D printing).
pinfa is open to comments and suggestions to improve, extend and update this new fire safety information tool kit, with the aim of regular content development and update.