BEHN MEYER news
BM Plastics: 22 - 23 October 2018
Growing Trends; Emerging Solutions

Plastics Regional Meeting 2018 at Da Nang, Vietnam

The European Union’s Construction Products Regulation (CPR) was ratified as early as 2011 as awareness grew on the importance of flame retardants in construction materials. On the other side of the world, China has also drafted its own regulations along the same lines, requiring that buildings be built to code according to established fire prevention practices and that they be fitted with automatic fire alarm systems.

It is not just buildings that require flame retardant measures – ships, airplanes, locomotives, buses and cars are similarly required to meet governmental regulations. Even in the chemical industry, new requirements such as toxic smoke control and the “no droplets” rule have also come into effect to improve workplace safety.

In response to these growing trends, the Behn Meyer Plastics team organised their annual regional meeting this year around this topic, focusing on flame retardant solutions for the plastics industry.

Meeting in Da Nang, Vietnam over the course of 2 days from 22 – 23 October 2018, on top of the regular review of sales activities, sharing of success stories and discussion of the company’s 2019 plan, the team also took time to share and discuss flame retardant standards, test methods and formulation in various applications, then going on to addressing common challenges and how to overcome them during the workshop sessions.

At present, Behn Meyer already offers a wide range of products that meet global flame retardant requirements, such as Sidistar, Spyral ATH, AOH and MDH. During the workshop, the team was coached on the unique qualities of these products and how they can help solve common problems relevant to the industry.

The regional meeting wasn’t all work, though – after the discussions wrapped up, the team had the opportunity to make a visit to Ba Na Hills, where they toured the newly opened Golden Bridge – a shimmering 150-meter course lined with flowers and supported in the middle by a pair of giant stone hands. Sitting 1,400 meters above sea level, the bridge almost appears to be a silk strip weaving through the clouds over Da Nang when viewed from the ground.

We trust that this meeting was beneficial to our team, as they have been further equipped to assist our customers with the latest knowledge and solutions. We look forward to a great 2019 ahead. 

Watch some of the highlights from our time together by clicking the following link:

Behn Meyer Plastics Regional Meeting 2018 at Da Nang, Vietnam

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