pinfa President, Adrian Beard, Clariant, noted that pinfa is not “campaigning” for the introduction of smoke toxicity requirements in regulation. In the current reassessment of the EU Construction Products Regulation, pinfa has submitted that “the EU should also continue to develop harmonised fire safety, smoke and sustainability standards to address the risks of modern constructions and the challenges of the circular economy” without referring to “toxicity” (see pinfa Newsletter n°84).
pinfa notes however that many companies (flame retardant producers, compounders) claim low smoke toxicity (e.g. “FST” fire – smoke – toxicity) for PIN flame retardant solutions and compounds, and that it would be appropriate to have data to justify these claims (comparison of PIN FR materials to neat polymers). pinfa invites transmission of any such product smoke toxicity data (to CREPIM, under appropriate anonymity/confidentiality conditions).