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Latest regulatory activities, market drivers and science of sustainable flame retardants presented

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Eco-labels, REACH and environmental projects for alternative flame retardants are in the focus of Adrian Beard, Pinfa

Attendees will get  an overview of current regulatory activities with relevance for flame retardants.

Source: Clariant

Attendees will get  an overview of current regulatory activities with relevance for flame retardants.

Source: Clariant

The environmental behaviour of flame retardants has been studied for more than 20 years. Over the last 10 years the scientific and public debate has led to some regulatory restrictions on flame retardants, mostly for chlorinated or brominated compounds (e.g. RoHS and WEEE directives in Europe). In response to these developments and corresponding legislative activities in Europe and elsewhere, flame retardants based on different chemistries like phosphorus, nitrogen and inorganic aluminium and magnesium compounds have been developed. In 2009, the association of manufacturers for "non-halogenated phosphorus, inorganic and nitrogen flame retardants” (Pinfa) was founded with the goal to generate more information on these products and make it available to the public.
Adrian Beard, representing Pinfa on the European Coatings Conference "Fire retardant coatings” on 13/14 March 2012 in Berlin will give an overview of current regulatory activities with relevance for flame retardants like REACH. The new Construction Products Regulation has taken sustainability criteria into account. Non-regulatory drivers in the market like ecolabels and Green Public Procurement come into play, too. Projects related to the environmental assessment of alternative flame retardants, like the design for environment projects of the US Environmental Protection Agency and the European research project ENFIRO, which studies the environmental and toxicity profile of flame retardants in a prototypical case study, will also be presented.
The whole programe of the European Coatings Conference "Fire retardant coatings”

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