pinfa-NA member, Dr. Anteneh Worku (FR Adviser LLC) presents challenges of FR design and production. pinfa North America (pinfa-NA) was a sponsor of the ACS Fire and Polymers 2022 workshop (June 5-9 Napa, California and asked pinfa-NA member, Dr. Anteneh Worku (FR Adviser LLC) to present a paper on “The Road to Flame Retardant Commercialization” which addressed the challenges and hurdles that flame retardant solution providers and flame retardant users have to overcome between the idea of a new FR solution and industrial implementation with downstream users. The multi-step process is also applicable to other polymer additives and specialty chemicals. It is a multidisciplinary effort requiring an all-hands-on-deck approach and collaboration up and down the value chain Aspects discussed include critical steps taken from lab to industrial scale, including design, screening, process scale-up, testing, environmental and health considerations, patent protection, economics and registration, engagement of customers to fit with FR user needs
See this presentation https://vimeo.com/725286888 pinfa-NA members Amfine/Adeka, Clariant, Nabaltec and 20 Mule Team Borax were sponsors of the ACS Fire and Polymers workshop https://www.polyacs.net/22fipo.