Posted on 21/06/2021 in Electric & Electronic Building & Construction Transport Furniture & Textiles Fire Safety Regulatory Recycling
What does product sustainability mean for tomorrow’s fire safety?

Webinar – Wed. 7th July 15h – 16h30 CEST

What does product sustainability mean for tomorrow’s fire safety?

Registration (free): Eventbrite link

With the Green Deal, the European Commission is developing the Circular Economy Action Plan, the Sustainable Chemical Strategy, the Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI) and the Zero Pollution Action Plan … which will have far-reaching implications for the product value chain, including defining “Essential Use” for chemicals and materials.

Fire safety is demanded in many applications where flammable materials such as plastics, composites, fibres or wood are increasingly used. With the European Commission’s goal of having all products Safe and Sustainable by Design, this webinar will address ask:

  • Should fire safety be an inherent part of safe and sustainable materials and products?
  • Can flame-retardant materials be “Safe and Sustainable by Design” ?


Who should take part?

Sustainability managers for the automotive industry, electronics, materials suppliers and plastics converters, flame retardants producers, recyclers … Green purchasing deciders. Regulators. Operators and experts in Safe and Sustainable by Design (SSbD), green chemicals, product fire safety  etc…

Registrants will be able to ask questions and dialogue with speakers, panellists and other participants (via the Chat) and will have access to the participants list (subject to GPDR) and to conference materials.



  • What does “Safe and Sustainable by Design” (SSbD) mean in the Green Deal, for products, materials and chemicals? Sylvie Lemoine, Executive Director, Cefic Product Stewardship
  • Fire safety challenges of tomorrow’s materials: an essential societal challenge – Margaret McNamee, Professor of Fire Safety Engineering at Lund University, Sweden and International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS)

Panel discussion
All registrants will be able to submit questions (before the webinar or live) and dialogue with speakers, panellists and other participants via the ‘Chat’

  • Laurent Tribut, Schneider Electric, Distinguished Technical Expert, Plastic Materials
  • Plastics Europe, Michel Cassart, Director Strategic Council Sustainable Use of Plastics
  • Jacob de Boer, Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Dep. Environment & Health
  • Lauren Heine, Director of Science & Data Integrity, Cofounder, ChemFORWARD
  • Stefan Kienzle, Senior Executive & Former Director of Advanced engineering at DAIMLER AG
  • Moderated by Adrian Beard, pinfa Chairman

 Speaker Bios

This webinar is organised by pinfa, the non-halogenated phosphorus, inorganic and nitrogen flame retardants association, a sector group of Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council)

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