14 April - 17 April 2014

Flame Retardant Technologies

Organised by:

SCI's Fire and Materials Group in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry

University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.

Synopsis

The four sessions of the conference will cover the current status of the technology in seventeen lectures over two days. The lectures will be overviews of current fire retardants, their modes of action and applications, finishing with their toxicity and the environment.

There will be a poster display of ground breaking research to bring delegates up to date with the latest work in the field. In addition, there will be an exhibition by manufacturers of fire retardants, fire testing and analytical equipment to quantify fire retardancy, alongside the fire test laboratories.

It is hoped to offer tours to local fire testing sites on the afternoon of Monday 14 April. There will be optional tours of UCLan's Fire Laboratories on Tuesday 15 April and Wednesday 16 April. There will also be a workshop on Thursday 17 April on 'Replacement of Halogenated Flame Retardants in Upholstered Furnishings' organised by COST-Flaretex.


Programme

Day 1 - 14 April

16:00
Registration
18:00
Welcome Reception
20:00
Close

Day 2 - 15 April

08:00
Registration and Refreshments available by the Registration Desk
08:55
Welcome and Introduction
09:00
Professor Paul Kiekens, COST-Flaretex Project Co-ordinator
Session 1: Overview
09:15
The Fire Retardant Spectrum: From Aluminium to Zinc, Red or Green?
Professor Richard Hull, University of Central Lancashire, UK
09:45
Techniques for Understanding Fire Retardant Behaviour
Ulrike Braun, BAM Federal Institute for Material Testing, Germany
10:15
Fire Retardant Behavior of Composites
Professor Baljinder Kandola, University of Bolton, UK
10:45
Refreshments, Exhibition and Posters
11:15
The Effect of Fire Retardants on the Physical Properties of Polymers
Dr John Liggat, University of Strathclyde, UK
Session 2: Flame Retardant Strategies
11:45
Gas Phase Flame Retardants
Dr Sergei Levchik, ICL-IP, USA
12:15
Lunch, Exhibition and Posters
13:00
UCLan Fire Laboratory Tours, Exhibition and Posters
1400
Fire Retardancy of Novel Hydrated Alumina in EVA
Professor José-Marie Lopez Cuesta, Centre des Matériaux des Mines d'Alès (C2MA/EMA), Institut Mines Telecom (IMT), France
14:30
Phosphorus Compounds as Condensed Phase Flame Retardants for Polymer-based Materials
Professor John R Ebdon, Polymer Centre, University of Sheffield, UK
15:00
Refreshments, Exhibition and Posters
15:30
Novel Nanocomposite Fire Retardants
Professor Giovanni Camino, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
16:00
Synthesis and Mechanism of Flame Retardant Microencapusulation and Inorganics Additives
Professor Yuan Hu, State Key Laboratory for Fire Science, University of Science and Technology of China, China
16:30
Layer by Layer Assembly: A Current Emerging Technique for Conferring Flame Retardancy
Dr Jenny Alongi, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
17:00
UCLan Fire Laboratory Tours, Exhibition and Posters
19:00
Coaches to Conference Cocktail Reception at Hoghton Tower
19:30
Conference Cocktail Reception at Hoghton Tower
20:30
Conference Dinner at Hoghton Tower
23:00
Coaches Return guests to UCLan

Day 3 - 16 April

08:30
Refreshments available by the Registration Desk
09:00
Intumescence: A Versatile Concept for Diverse Applications
Professor Serge Bourbigot, Unité Matériaux et Transformations, ENSC Lille, France
Session 3: Applications of Fire Retardants
09:30
Developments in Fire Resisting Intumescent Coatings for Structural Steel
Dr Andrew P Taylor, Sherwin-Williams, UK
10:00
Recent Developments in N and P Based Flame Retardants
Dr Sabyasachi Gaan, Empa, Switzerland
10:30
Refreshments, Exibition and Posters
11:00
Fire Retardant Cables
Speaker tbc
12:00
Lunch, Exhibition and Posters
12:45
UCLan Fire Laboratory Tours, Exhibition and Posters
Session 4: Testing, Toxicity and the Environment
13:45
Fire Safety Regulations and Testing - Their Impact on the Use of Polymers and Flame Retardants
Dr Jürgen H Troitzsch, Fire & Environment Protection Service FEPS, Germany
14:15
Fire Retardants and Smoke Toxicity
Dr Anna Stec, University of Central Lancashire, UK
14:45
Environmental Concerns Regarding Chemical Flame Retardants
Professor Heather M Stapleton, Duke University, USA
15:15
Refreshments and Symposium Ends
16:00
UCLan Fire Laboratory Tours

Day 4 - 17 April

09:00
Workshop on 'Replacement of Halogenated Flame Retardants in Upholstered Furnishings' (Organised by COST-FLARETEX)
16:00
Workshop end

Venue and Contact

University of Central Lancashire

Centre for Fire and Hazards Science
University of Central Lancashire
Preston
Lancashire PR1 2HE

 

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1594

Email: communications@soci.org


Fees
Non-members £600
SCI/RSC members £500
Student £200
Student Presenting a Poster £150
Speaker FREE
Exhibitor FREE

The registration fee includes an informal reception and drinks on the evening of the 14 April and lunches and refreshments at UCLan during the conference on 15 and 16 April, and the Conference Cocktail Reception and Dinner on the evening of Tuesday 15 April.

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The Conference Cocktail Reception and Dinner will be held at Hoghton Tower. The de Hoghton family came over from France and have lived in the same area for over a millenium. The family name became Hoghton in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and the magnificent Hogton Tower was built.