Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials


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The American Chemistry Council’s North American Flame Retardant Alliance (NAFRA) supports a robust and transparent regulatory system that provides both strong fire protection and chemical safety. NAFRA’s members represent the cutting edge of fire safety chemistry and technology and are dedicated to protecting consumers through the safe and effective use of flame retardants. Our work includes:

• Conducting original, peer-reviewed research;
• Enhancing awareness of fire safety and the efficacy of flame retardants;
• Supporting risk-based policies and regulations based on sound science; and
• Establishing constructive dialogue with flame retardant users and other stakeholders.

NAFRA’s members represent the world’s leading producers and users of a variety of flame retardants. Membership is open to producers, distributors and companies that use flame retardants in their own equipment or product, and related trade associations.



Bostik, a global adhesives leader, specializes in lightweight, fire-retardant adhesives for aircraft interiors including attachment, heat seal, contact, skin to core, embossing and laminate products.

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GBH International provides a full range of services related to fire testing. With over 30 years of experience in codes and standards development, GBH International helps clients navigate this complex process.

GBH International is also the North American Agent for Fire Testing Technology, the world’s leading manufacturer of fire test instruments. FTT fire test instruments are the most advanced in the world, supported by a large staff of professionals in all regions of the world.



Pinfa-NA (North America) is a non-profit trade organization that brings together and represents manufacturers and users of the major flame retardant technologies.

Pinfa North America represents the manufacturers and users of non-halogenated phosphorus, inorganic and nitrogen flame retardants (PIN FRs). The members of pinfa share the common vision of continuously improving the environmental and health profile of their flame retardant products. Therefore, pinfa members seek to dialogue with the users of PIN FRs in order to identify their needs and technologies they are looking for. pinfa also co-operates with national & supranational organisations (EU, OECD, United Nations) & other industry associations, consumer organisations & non-governmental organisations and will ensure the development of scientific knowledge related to the whole life cycle of PIN FRs


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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is an independent, nonprofit applied R&D (research and development) organization headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. The staff of more than 2,600 specializes in the creation and transfer of technology in engineering and the physical sciences. SwRI's technical divisions offer a wide range of technical expertise and services in such areas as engine design and development, emissions certification testing, fuels and lubricants evaluation, chemistry, fire technology, space science, nondestructive evaluation, automation, mechanical engineering, electronics, and more.

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