Why Pinfa Flame Retardants

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Several questions are asked about flame retardants:   

- Why Flame retardants ?
- What do they do for the fire safety ?
- Are they useful ?
- Are they sustainable chemicals?  

This short video is aimed at providing some answers. 



Pinfa events / workshops


TMP pinfa workshoppinfa-TMP workshop - Fire Safety of E&E polymers and PIN FRS

23 February 2017,  Milano |  20 photos


pinfa at ISFMRT 2016 Chinapinfa Workshop at ISFMRT 2016 China

17 June 2016,  Changchun |  31 photos


pinfa bc workshop nov2015pinfa Workshop "Fire Safety Bruning questions" November 2015

3 November 2015 | 34 photos


picture1Fire Resistance in Plastics 2012

27-29 November 2012 | 3 photos


safetypinfa Workshop on “Building the future for flame retardants in E&E"

24 June 2010 | 23 photos


27 October 2010 | 12 photos





Video Links

Spread of fire: comparison of room fires between legacy and modern furnishings (Underwriters Laboratories) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mulnwTNhV6Q

Why seconds count, showing the rapid growth and spread of fire in a typical furnished home (International Association of Fire Fighters IAFF) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piofZLySsNc

Room fire flashovers (National Citizen Corps, US National Institute of Standards and Technology) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqMVm72FMRk

With and without flame retardants: fire safety comparison of two sofas, UK (flame retarded) and Netherlands (not flame retarded, NL with English subtitles), Kassa TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnuORp8jVJ8

Flame retardants & fire safety -- Television sets with (Philips) and without (Thomson) flame retardants – burn test by Berlin fire service https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev7Db9gkyDE

Furniture Without Flame Retardants (US National Institute of Standards and Technology) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulqMxDfUMHs

Open Flame Testing For Upholstered Furniture, US National Fire Protection Association 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm3nchG9Y2c

Importance of flame retardants in electronics, Michael Roth, BASF, SKZ 2014 (in German) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gMTcpuB52I

BBC, Fake Britain furniture inferno 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LccNPAbfp_8

Burning Questions, EU ENFIRO project, alternative flame retardants https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ouKg81NW2ow

Flame retardants & fire safety -- Construction products (SP Sweden) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxts5iV0shY

Christmas Tree fire safety, US National Fire Protection Association http://www.nfpa.org/safety%20information/for%20consumers/holidays/christmas%20tree%20fires.aspx

Bayer MaterialScience - Burning LCD TV set - Increased safety by flame retardants https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQgRxHWiG78

Fire retardant fabric tests & fire safety video – showing how quickly a bedroom can be engulfed in flames if fabrics are not flame retarded (Whitacker Services) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxNHsEXVSMo

pinfa - an introduction to non halogen phosphorus, inorganic and nitrogen flame retardants https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnL2wabYB8o