“What are Safe and Sustainable Flame Retardants?”
27, 28 and 30 June 2022
The chemical industry faces a quadruple challenge; not only do we aim to transition to green, circular and digital Europe, we also have the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability to comply with. The latter introduced us to the concept of “Safe and Sustainable-by-Design”, an approach to ensure chemicals, materials and products are designed, produced, and used in a way which does not harm people and the environment. But what are safe and sustainable flame retardants?
Together with representatives from EU institutions, NGOs, and downstream users used this occasion to examine questions like:
- Do consumers and downstream users expect fire safety to equal safety for the environment and human health?
- Can durability be considered a benefit if it also implies persistence?
- What implications are there if a grouping approach for flame retardants is applied?
Day 1 – RECORDING
- The Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability and revision of REACH:Where do we stand? – Filipe Almeida, Cefic
- The pinfa roadmap on Flame Retardants under the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability – Adrian Beard, pinfa chairman
- Schneider’s view on sustainable flame retardants and plastics – Laurent Tribut, Schneider Electric
Day 2 – RECORDING
- Driving safer chemicals through the TCO Accepted Substances List – why, how & what’s next? – Barton Finn, TCO Development
- The ChemSec Marketplace and ChemSec’s view on sustainable flame retardants – Jonatan Kleimark, ChemSec Market Place
- One for all and all for one? To what extent can phosphorus-based flame retardants be treated as groups? – Peter Fisk, Green Chemical Design Ltd
Day 3 – RECORDING
- ChemFORWARD’s SAFER program – a new platform for assessing chemical alternatives and sharing data throughout the value chain – Lauren Heine and Stacy Glass, Directors at ChemForward
- Durability versus persistence – it’s not a bug, it’s a feature! – Carles Ibáñez, pinfa
- The circular economy and Flame Retardants – how can flame retarded materials be recycled – Thomas Futterer, pinfa vice-chairman
Questions from the audience and answers from the speakers : here (in progress)
Speakers biography : here