Sustainability is key to PIN flame retardants
- Protecting human lives and property is a social and economic benefit
- Many PIN flame retardants have proven favourable toxicity and ecotoxicity profiles
- PIN flame retardants are non-halogenated and can reduce smoke and contribute to less fire gas toxicity
- Preventing and limiting fire also reduces the environmental impacts of smoke and fire gases, and the environmental burden of replacing damaged property
- All currently commercially used PIN flame retardants are not PBT (persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic) and are not vPvB (very persistent and very bioaccumulative)
- PIN FRs can be compatible with materials recycling and are not impacted by the obligation to separate and treat specifically electrical and electronic waste plastics containing brominated flame retardants (EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive).
- PIN flame retardants comply with existing and emerging regulatory obligations including EU REACH Regulation, EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances in E&E Directive, bans and restrictions on certain halogenated flame retardants.
PIN flame retardants enable fire safety objectives and standards, whilst also respecting chemical regulations, environmental and health objectives.