Flame retardants are used in many commercial and consumer products across multiple sectors, including furniture and textiles, building and construction, and electrical and electronic equipment. Many synthetic materials, such as plastics, foams, and textiles are highly flammable. Flame retardants are added to consumer products made from these materials to reduce the risk of ignition and slow the spread of a fire to provide additional escape time for building occupants. However, many traditional flame retardants pose significant hazards to human health and the environment, leading many manufacturers to search for safer solutions. In this webinar, we will highlight the work of two companies, FRX Polymers and Paxymer, who are developing innovative alternative flame retardant technologies that are not only safer for human health and the environment, but also provide unique performance benefits.
This webinar is the first in a series of webinars which highlight innovative materials and technologies being developed by members of the GC3 Green & Bio-based Chemistry Startup Network.
- Liz Harriman, Deputy Director, Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
- Amit Paul, Managing Director, Paxymer AB
- Jan-Pleun Lens, Vice President, Research and Applications, FRX Polymers