Flame retardant expert Susan D. Landry reveals how green chemistry advancements will progress
Landry works with Earthwise™, a division of Albemarle, which will release an environmentally preferred flame retardant, GreenArmor™, later this year. Creating an industry with minimized environmental impact begins with the research and development of eco-friendly, non-bioaccumulative compounds, like GreenArmor, but involves players at every level of production and implementation.
Landry highlights three things necessary for increased sustainability:
- Mandatory regulations
- Voluntary phase-outs
- Life-cycle awareness
Landry asks that users of flame retardants participate in VECAP (Voluntary Emissions Control Action Program) to address emissions in the manufacturing, processing and waste disposal stages of the product life-cycle.
To find out more, go see Landry’s presentation, “Regulatory Status and Sustainability of Flame Retardants,” at the IPC It’s Not Easy Being Green symposium, July 19-21. You can view the presentation slides below, or click here to download them.