4 November - 5 November 2015

Fire and Materials Group Research Seminar: Bromine Flame Retardants - Life Savers or Eco Villains

Organised by:

SCI's Fire and Materials Group

Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry University of Strathclyde

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Synopsis

The Seminar is an opportunity for researchers, new post docs and PhD students to share their research in Fire Materials with others from industry and academia .

Visiting industrial speakers will discuss both sides of the argument for and against brominated flame retardants. Bringing together young researchers and industrial representatives, this event will enable them to network and ask questions of each other. The event will start on 4 November with an optional tour of the laboratories in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde. The following day we will move to the Glasgow City Hotel (formerly the Thistle) for the seminar.

Awards will be given for best poster/oral presentation by a young researcher (new post doc or PhD student).

Please send a 250 word abstract indicating preference for presentation or poster by 09 October 2015 to G.M.Smart@bolton.ac.uk.

Details of how to get there and accommodation options will be sent out on request and after registration.


Programme

Event Day

Event Section
08:30
Registration and refreshments
09:00
Welcome and Introduction Prof Richard Horrocks, SCI Fire and Materials Group Chair and University of Bolton
09:10
Bromine flame retardants - the latest position Willem Hofland, EFRA
09:45
Overview of Non-Halogen Flame Retardants Dr Adrian Beard, PINFA
10:20
Coffee
10:50
The flame retardant users' view Peter Wragg, FRETWORK
11:20
An overview of COST MP1105 programme 'Sustainable flame retardancy for textiles and related materials based on nanomaterials substituting conventional chemicals (FLARETEX)' Prof Baljinder Kandola, SCI Fire and Materials Committee and University of Bolton
11:50
The Environmental Legacy of Brominated Flame Retardant Use Dr John Crosse, University of Lancaster
12:20
Lunch and student posters
13:20
Effects of Fire Retardants on the Physical Properties of Polymers Dr John Liggat, SCI Fire and Materials Committee and University of Strathclyde
13:50
Student Presentations (i) Flame Retardant Back-coated Fabrics: the Challenge to Replace Bromine-Containing Formulations - Sarah Eivazi, University of Bolton (ii) An Intumescent Phosphorus Coating for Polymers and Composites - Katherine Williams, University of Bolton
14:50
Halogen vs Non-Halogen Flame Retardants: Some Inconvenient Truths! Prof Richard Horrocks, SCI Fire and Materials Group Chair and University of Bolton
15:20
Award of student prizes for best presentation and poster
15:30
Meet at the Thomas Graham Buidling (full address below), for a tour around the laboratories in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde
15:30
End
17:00
Free Evening

Venue and Contact

The Glasgow City Hotel

Wednesday 4 November
Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry
University of Strathclyde
Thomas Graham Building
295 Cathedral Street
Glasgow
G1 1XL

Thursday 5 November
The Glasgow Hotel (formerly the Thistle)
Cambridge Street
Glasgow
Renfrewshire
G2 3HN
T: +44 (0) 871 376 9043

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Fees

SCI Member: £70
SCI Student Member: £30
Non member Student: £55*
Non member: £80

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Organising Committee

  • Prof Dick Horrocks, SCI Fire and Materials Group Chair and University of Bolton
  • Dr Gill Smart, SCI Fire and Materials Group Secretary and University of Bolton
  • Dr John Liggat, SCI Fire and Materials Group Committee and University of Strathclyde