pinfa-NA (Phosphorus, Inorganic and Nitrogen Flame Retardants Association North America) is a non-profit trade organization that represents the manufacturers and users of halogen free flame-retardant technologies.
pinfa-NA and its global affiliates in Europe and Asia supports fire safety through innovative and sustainable fire performance solutions using products based on phosphorus (P), nitrogen (N) and inorganic compounds (e.g. metal hydroxides). pinfa-NA sponsors annual workshops on flame retardant materials for market sectors including electrical & electronic, building & construction and transportation. Through its outreach program; pinfa-NA often participates at industry trade shows and conferences throughout the year.
The members of pinfa share the common concept of an ideal flame retardant as one which:
is not toxic to humans, animals and plants
does not migrate out of finished products
does not release additional toxic or corrosive gases in case of fire
does not impede the recycling of finished articles
is either degradable in the environment or remains neutral as naturally occurring substances