Chemical firms move to block shift to bromine-free PCs

Computer monitors which do not contain polybrominated flame retardants (PBFRs) are gaining a growing share of the European market, partly driven by eco-label schemes. Now, with entirely bromine-free personal computers on the cards thanks to a new circuit board material, PBFR producers have moved onto the offensive, claiming that eco-label criteria are unfair barriers to international trade.

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