3 July - 6 July 2017

Fire Retardant Polymeric Materials 2017

Organised by:

SCI's Fire and Materials Group in partnership with the University of Bolton and the University of Lancaster

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK

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The University of Bolton and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are delighted to be hosting the 16th European Meeting on Fire Retardant Polymeric Materials (FRPM17). Fire research at the University of Bolton has a history spanning nearly 40 years in areas of textiles, fibre-reinforced composites, and bulk polymers, with particular emphasis on development of novel flame retardant systems, fire gas analysis, fire retardant mechanisms, and associated modelling.

The Centre for Fire and Hazards Science at UCLan has its origin in Fire Safety Engineering, in which it is a leading provider of research and education. Over the last 10 years, it has grown in strength to become world-leading in fire chemistry and especially fire toxicity. The group has focused on developing new tools for the quantification of fire behavior, the effects of scale-up to large fires, and the acute and chronic hazards of fire effluents.

The final day of the conference will focus on composites and the whole day's programme is open to separate registration.

SCI's Fire and Materials Group will be sponsoring ten travel bursaries (each worth £200) to attend FRPM17. Awardees will also be given free SCI membership for one year (worth £25 for students or £90 for post doctoral researchers). For more details, please click here.


Please click here to view the up-to-date programme.

Venue and Contact

The Bridgewater Hall

Lower Mosely Street
M2 3WS


Emma Thomas

Tel: 0207 598 1594


Full Fee: £895
Registered Full Time Students (including PhD students): £495
Single Day Composite Fee: £355

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Booking Process/Deadlines

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E: www.frpm17.com/contact/

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Additional Info

Conference Themes include:

  • New developments in fire retardants
  • Investigating fire retardant mechanisms
  • New developments in fire retardant coatings and textiles
  • Biobased fire retardant materials
  • Fire retardants and the environment
  • Testing, characterisation and modelling of fire retardant materials
  • Fibre-reinforced composites: fire resistant structures and new developments
  • Fibre-reinforced composites: reaction to fire (heat release, smoke and toxicity) of composite