Ensuring both comfort and safety

From everyday electronics (laptops, televisions, fridges…) to cars, aeroplane furbishing and cinema seating, flame retarded materials are an essential part of safe modern living. Flame retardants are used because all these devices providing us with home comfort, access to information and mobility are inherently flammable. With flame retardants, these products become safer for use as they are able to meet rigorous fire safety standards.

In the EU, we count with what is probably the most complete framework for chemicals risk management in the world, best represented by the REACH regulation and the European Chemicals Agency. The framework assures that flame retardants contained in products are safe for use for European consumers. EU regulations aim at ensuring that the risks of useful chemicals are under control, via thresholds and safe management.