Fire emissions of polyurethane foams
A 27-page review of short term toxic gas emissions from polyurethane foams in fires is published in Fire Science Reviews. World use of polyurethanes (foams, solid) is estimated at c. 18 million tonnes (2016), up from 14 Mt (2010), with furniture foam and building insulation the main applications (28%, 25%).
Respect of chemicals regulation improving
Sweden’s chemical agency KEMI notes a “clear improvement in just a few years” regarding presence of banned chemicals in toys.
Sustainable chemistry definition
The OECD website has published a definition of Sustainable Chemistry: “a scientific concept that seeks to improve the efficiency with which natural resources are used to meet human needs for chemical products and services.
pinfa stakeholder & industry workshop at ISFRMT - 17 Jun. 2016 (Changchun, China)
Building the future for flame retardants - Ensuring fire safety and sustainability
The Phosphorus, Inorganic & Nitrogen Flame Retardants Association (pinfa) invites you to its first workshop in the People’s Republic of China as a session within the well-known scien-tific ISFRMT conference.
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.