Meeting Changing Material Flammability Requirements for Ground Transportation” April 4-5, 2018 in Dearborn, MI


CONTACT: dwagner(at)pinfa-na(dot)org; or call (908) 832-2207

Califon, New Jersey USA January 18, 2018: The Phosphorus, Inorganic and Nitrogen Flame Retardants Association-North America (PINFA-NA) announces its fifth annual workshop, April 4-5, 2018. This workshop will offer insight into trends in bus, truck and automotive design that will affect the choice of flame retardants and materials in transportation solutions.

Attendees will hear from automotive and ground transportation Tier one and regulatory experts regarding needs in the transportation industry. The presentations will include fire retardants technologies, test methods, environmental and regulatory updates, advanced manufacturing and materials technologies. This conference will include panel discussions on these topics. The workshop is also being co-organized by the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) and the Society for Plastics Engineers (SPE).

Topics include:

  • Fire Retardants Technologies
  • Test Methods
  • Environmental and Regulatory Updates
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Materials Technologies

Event Information

DATE: April 4-5, 2018

LOCATION: Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, MI

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Transportation OEMs; Designers; Manufacturing; Market Development; Supply Chain; Regulatory

CONTACT: Access the registration page at: or for immediate information please call Debbie Wagner at 908-832-2207 or email dwagner(at)pinfa-na(dot)org

SPECIAL EVENT: A Ford Rouge Factory Tour is also included.

Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

Sponsorship opportunities provide your company visibility to event attendees, Pinfa-NA members and organizers. You’ll be able to engage with prospects, discover opportunities and new technologies, trends and needs in the automotive design arena. Many levels of sponsorship options are available.

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Program Speakers and Presentations Include:

Invited speakers include: Ritch Koeth, A. Schulman; Susan Mack, Delphi; Cindy Liu, Clariant (China); Robert Crescenzo, Lancer Insurance Company; Adrian Beard, PINFA/Clariant (Germany); Roger Avakian, Polyone; Jason Huczek, Southwest Research Institute; Rick Barone, Thermal Research (TPR2); Sean Crow, Tri-Iso; Tom Fabian, UL

INVITED: U.S. NHTSA; University of Michigan; General Cable; Unfrax I LLC; Case Forensics (Jensen Hughes Co.); Automotive Tier Ones.

About Pinfa-NA:

Pinfa-NA (Phosphorus, Inorganic and Nitrogen Flame Retardants Association – North America) is a non-profit trade organization that brings together manufacturers of flame-retardants plastics, major end users and regulatory organizations for the advancement of green FR technologies. The organization supports fire safety through innovative, reliable and sustainable fire performance solutions, using products based on halogen free phosphorus (P), nitrogen (N) and inorganic compound (metal ions, hydroxides). Pinfa-NA is the North American sister group of Pinfa (, a Sector Group of Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council).

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