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Pinfa-NA offers a series of webinars to our audience on many fire and flame retardant topics. In case you missed our live events, you can select a webinar below to view the recorded presentation.


Originally presented on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Overview of Flame-Retardant Research in the United States: The Basic vs. Applied Spectrum… and…Who Does/Should Support It?

Academic research ranges from curiosity-driven to external needs-driven, and many universities are known for a healthy balance across this spectrum. Turning attention to flame-retardant research, there is plenty of opportunity for longer-range, fundamental studies for example detailed on mechanistic understanding and development of new and sustainable additives, though very applied research intent on solving a specific practical problem in a relatively short time. 


Originally presented on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Material Innovations in Electronic Vehicle Enclosures Including UL Solutions Battery Enclosure Materials Screening Tests 

Learn about evolving materials innovations in EV enclosures plus the efforts of Underwriter Laboratories' screening tests to enable end-use performance including fire safety.







Originally presented on Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Still Not Safe: The Fire that Woke a Nation

Learn about the fire safety outcome of the November 1963 Ohio nursing home fire which killed 63 residents. 


Originally presented on Wednesday, February 28, 2024

An update on European Union Policy concerning “Chemical Strategy for Sustainability” (2020) and “Regulatory Strategy for Flame Retardants” (2023)

Learn about chemical policy proposals under the EU’s Green New Deal framework and whether any future impact to other global regions including North America is probable.







Originally presented on Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Drip Suppressants: A Critical Current Ingredient and Unmet Market Need

Increase your formulation knowledge of alternative approaches to imparting drip suppression in flame retardant thermoplastic applications. 


Originally presented on Wednesday, October 25th, 2023

Flame Retardant R&D: Idea to Commercial Product

Increase Your Understanding of Specialty Chemical Development Using Flame Retardants as an Example. 

Originally presented on Thursday, September 28th, 2023

The EV Transition Begins

Increase your understanding of the business and technology impacts to the North American market due to the shift from the internal combustion engine (ICE) to electric vehicle (EV) propulsion. 

Originally presented on June 14, 2023

Chemical Hazard Assessments & Safer Chemical Alternatives

Increase your understanding of chemical hazard assessments and how they relate to current regulatory trends affecting polymer additives including flame retardants. 

Originally presented on May 17, 2023

Fire Risk Scenarios: Connection to Fire Tests and Flame Retardant Solutions

Increase your knowledge of materials flammability, fire safety engineering and safe materials design from one of North America's most prominent experts. 


Originally presented on March 22, 2023

The Great Boston Fire: The Inferno that Nearly Incinerated the City

In November 1872, a massive fire swept through Boston, Massachusetts leaving the downtown in ruins and the population traumatized. 

Originally presented on February 22, 2023

​Back to Basics: Ten Behaviors of Polymeric Materials in a Fire and Understanding Key Test Methods

Increase you knowledge of important fire test methods and interpretation of results, including common material behaviors in a fire. 

Presented by Alex Morgan, Distinguished Research Scientist and Group Leader, Advanced Materials Chemistry Group at University of Dayton Research Institute

Presented by Presented by Author, Stephanie Schorow

Presented by Anteneh Worku, FR Adviser LLC

Presented by Alan Amici, President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research

Presented by Presented by Lauren Heine, Ph.D. Cofounder and Strategic Advisor to ChemFORWARD

Chris Bartlett, Ph.D., Lead Toxicologist, ChemFORWARD 

Presented by Adrian Beard, PhD, Clariant International Ltd, (Germany) / Pinfa – Chairman (Europe) & 

Peter Fisk, PhD, Green Chemical Design Ltd, (UK)

Presented by Ken Vessey

A Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at UL Solutions.

Presented by Presented by Dr. Jian (James) Zhou of Avient Corporation

Presented by Presented by Eric Ebinger
Author, Historian, 15 Year Career HR and EH&S Manager

Presented by Roger Avakian, Avakian PolyChem Consulting LLC

Presented by Gary Wnek

Gary Wnek is the Joseph F. Toot, Jr., Professor of Engineering and Professor and Chair of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. 

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