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​DecaBDE Flame Retardant Restrictions​

Posted on 20th February, 2017

On the 10th February 2017 the European Journal published a revision to Regulation [(EC) No. 1907/2006] confirming that decaBDE shall not be manufactured or placed on the market as a substance on its own after 2nd March 2019.

​Sustainable Forestry & PEFC scheme updates​

Posted on 10th February, 2017

On Wednesday 11th January, FIRA joined approximately 20 other industry stakeholders at a PEFC UK workshop in London to discuss sustainable forestry and receive an update on PEFC scheme coverage and work that is underway to update the PEFC standard.