It's been nearly six years since 72 people died in a fire at a London apartment tower. The fire started in one kitchen but spread quickly up the building as flames spread to exterior cladding — made in part with polyisocyanurate insulation boards produced by Celotex and Kingspan Group — trapping residents in their homes.
The Grenfell fire remains a big topic in the United Kingdom. Our sister paper Urethanes Technology International writes that U.K. Housing Secretary Michael Gove has warned shareholders in cladding manufacturing firms that there will be "severe consequences" if they do not assist in efforts to remove similar systems at other residential buildings.
Filmmakers are finding stories to tell about the fire and its aftermath.
Director Steve McQueen's film Grenfell is now showing at London's Serpentine Gallery through May 10.
And the BBC recently announced it will air a three-part series on Grenfell that will provide multiple points of view from before, during and after the fire.
The series' creator, Peter Kosminsky, told BBC.com that he wanted the show to examine "how such a thing can have happened; [and] how we can avoid it ever happening again."