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Position Paper 01/02

Joint Industry letter to the European Commission on Ecodesign prevailing over existing legislation

On 1 February 2019, Flame Retardants Europe and several industry associations submitted a letter to the European Commission to highlight concerns over Ecodesign prevailing over Community legislation f...

Position Paper 23/05

Joint letter to Commissioner Carlos Moedas on the need for EU fire safety research in Horizon Europe

On 23 May, a wide range of stakeholders, including Flame Retardants Europe, addressed a letter to Commissioner Carlos Moedas asking for fire safety science to be considered within Horizon Europe, the...

Articles 29/07

Why is Fire Safety so important? The example of furniture regulations

Despite overwhelming efforts and technological developments in protecting human lives, fires remain an important cause of deaths worldwide. In the European Union, around 8,000 deaths related to fires...

News 05/08

CBI warns against no-deal Brexit

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the UK's top business organization, has warned of the impact of a 'no deal' Brexit on the chemicals industry and called for UK and EU authorities to arrang...

News 16/09

European Commission launches public consultation on RoHS restrictions

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the RoHS Directive, which lays down the rules restricting certain uses of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE...

News 10/10

EU policymakers and stakeholders exchange views on fire safety in buildings

On Tuesday 8 October, Flame Retardants Europe participated in a roundtable discussion in the European Parliament on fire safety in buildings, organized by the Modern Building Alliance (alliance of tra...

News 31/10

Press Release: All together for the European Fire Safety Week

31th October 2019 - For its very first edition, the European Fire Safety Week will gather, from the 18th to 21th November 2019, a myriad of activities related to fire safety. Under the umbrella of the...

News 26/11

Big success and enriching debate around fire safety furniture

On 21 November, Flame Retardants Europe organised an event on Furniture Fire Safety in Brussels, in the context of the first European Fire Safety Week. Thanks to the panelists, we were able to listen...

News 29/11

Commission Draft Communication on European Green Deal leaked

A Draft Communication on the European Green Deal was leaked during the last week of November. According to the leaked document, the Commission seems to already have defined a number of precise dates f...

Event 03/12 - 05/12

Fire Resistance in Plastics

Get your annual update on the global ​FR industry at the 14th Fire Resistance in Plastics Conference. Increasingly stringent fire safety requirements combined with a greater focus on health and envi...

News 06/12

Eco-design ban on halogenated flame retardants in electronic displays published in EU Official Journal

On 5 December 2019, the European Commission published in the EU’s Official Journal the text of the Ecodesign LOT5. From 1 March 2021 the use of these flame retardants in enclosures and stands of ele...

News 13/12

Commission opens targeted stakeholder survey on endocrine disruptors fitness check

The European Commission has opened a targeted stakeholder (survey), to collect feedback on the fitness check on European Union legislation on endocrine disruptors. The consultation will remain open u...

Articles 20/12

Flame Retardants at a glance

Flame retardants are used to prevent or moderate fires. Flame retardants are mainly used in products from plastics, textiles, foams or wood to reduce the chances of a fire starting or to delay the spr...

News 20/12

Public Consultation on Endocrine Disruptors is now open

On 16 December, the European Commission opened the its Public Consultation on Endocrine Disruptors, under the title "Harmful chemicals – endocrine disruptors, review of EU rules". This public consul...