pinfa-na panel discussion at CAMX 2016
Flammability, Smoke and Toxicity (FST) Requirements in Transportation, Building and Construction organized by PINFA-NA. The session will discuss the various trends toward more stringent flame, smoke density and toxicity requirements in different industries.
35 die in Hunan bus fire
26th June: Another deadly bus fire has again shown just how inadequate are fire safety standards in buses and coaches, see e.g. pinfa Newsletter n° 67. A tourist bus carrying 56 people is reported to have burst into flames after crashing into a barrier, resulting in 35 deaths and 21 hospitalisations.
Nabaltec takes innovation award for 9th time
pinfa member company, Nabaltec, a world leader in minerals chemistry, has for the 9th time received the “TOP 100” award for SME innovation www.top100.de designated by Vienne University of Economics and Business Administration, Fraunhofer Society for Applied Research and the German Association for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (BVMW).
Growing demand for PIN FRs driven by health & safety
Plastics Today says the market for PIN flame retardants will grow by 8.4% per year to 2021, to reach US$ 5.4 million (based on MarketsandMarkets report, see pinfa Newsletter n°66). Flame retardants’ health and safety are identified a key drivers.
Members of pinfa share the common vision of continuously improving the environmental and helth profile of their flame retardant products. This vision is coupled with a commitment to maintain high fire safety standards across the world, standards which minimize the risk of fire to the general public.