Flame retardant solutions are needed which combine fire safety with chemical safety for health. At a June 2020 webinar for technical staff of a global plastics materials supplier, Tim Reilly, (Clariant and pinfa North America) presented at an overview of today’s fire safety challenges and regulatory, industry and society pressure for chemical safety of flame retardants, from consumers’ organisations, trade unions, firefighters). This presentation is now public here. It includes updates on regulation on flame retardants in North America, China, Japan and Europe. Sectors are identified where industry has strong opportunities for moving to more sustainable fire safety solutions: building insulation, automotive interiors, children’s car seats, electronics parts and firefighting foam.
“Flame retardant technology trends and regulatory considerations for the 2020 decade”, T. Reilly, Clariant and pinfa-NA, 34 slides, June 2020 https://www.pinfa.eu/media-events/presentations/