The establishment of EVISA is funded by the EU through
the Fifth Framework Programme (G7RT- CT- 2002- 05112).
Supporters of EVISA includes:
Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD or HBCDD) is a brominated flame retardant.
Its primary application is in extruded (XPS) and expanded (EPS)
polystyrene foam that is used as thermal insulation in the building
industry. HBCD is highly efficient in this application so that very low
levels are required to reach the desired flame retardancy. Typical HBCD
levels in EPS are 0.7% and in XPS 2.5%.