In line with tthe RadiciGroup’s conviction that the active engagement in a wide range of international efforts and initiative is a key part of achievig sustainable innovation, the Group’s High Performance Polymers business unit has now joined Pinfa, the Phosphorus, Inorganic and Nitrogen Flame Retardants Association in Europe.
Pinfa is a Sector Group of Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council. It represents the interests of the manufacturers and users of non-halogenated phosphorus, inorganic and nitrogen flame retardants - a group collectively working to improve the environmental and health profile of their flame retardant products.
The move to join Pinfa follows from the RadiciGroup’s sustainability strategy, outlined in the Sustainability Report published in November. According to this report, the company’s efforts are directed at creating ‘durable high-quality products developed by investing in innovation, using low impact and recyclable raw materials, choosing renewably-sourced materials, minimising waste, enhancing processes and adopting rigorous systems for environmental impact measurement’. Moreover, as a member, the company will have access to and be able to share potentially useful information for developing new products from fireproof and environmentally friendly materials.
Hence Pinfa membership represents a further step in the company’s journey to achieve greater safety and a reduction of the environmental impact of its products, said Antonio Nerone, Electrical and Electronic market expert at RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers.
The RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers’ product range specifically includes materials that are mainly targeted at electrical and electronic applications - areas where strict safety requirements apply regarding the use of flame resistant material.
According to Pinfa, electrical systems are estimated to be the cause of around one fifth of all fires.