14 October - 15 October 2013

Flame Retardant Textiles/Textile Composites: Legislative Landscape, EU vs Member States

Organised by:

SCI's Fire and Materials Group in partnership with the EU Cost MP1105 FLARETEX

Holiday Inn, Bolton

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Synopsis

The Autumn Meeting of SCI's Fire and Materials Group (FMG) will be held on 14 and 15 October 2013, in conjunction with the EU COST MP1105 FLARETEX Standardisation Meeting on the above topic. Fire Safety Standards provide state of the art specifications for products, services and good practice, helping to make industry more efficient and effective. ISO Standards (International Organisation for Standardisation) were developed through global consensus in order to help break down barriers to international trade. However, not all legislation which governs the fire safety regulations within a country are covered by ISO; most countries have additional regulations which are relevant to their own particular requirements where an ISO standard is not available. Experts will provide an up-to-date overview of current legislation with respect to use and testing of flame retardant textiles/textile composites in Europe, Turkey and the USA. Areas of application include furnishings and transport (automotive, rail and shipping) and toxicity standards are discussed as well. The views of the industry will also be included.

Numbers are limited and early booking is advisable.

The meeting is kindly hosted by the University of Bolton.


Programme

14th October

Event Schedule
12:00
Registration
13:00
Welcome B. Kandola, University of Bolton
13:10
COST Activity Update P.Kiekens, Ghent University, Belgium
13:30
UK Textile related legislation and testing AR Horrocks, University of Bolton
14:00
EU Textile/textile-related legislation and testing Pros Van Hoeyland, Belgium
14:30
US Textile/upholstered furnishing-related legislation and testing Shonali Nazare, NIST USA
15:00
Coffee Break
15:30
Textile standards in Turkey Bengi KUTLU, Dokuz Eylul University, IZMIR, Turkey
16:00
Testing labs/SMEs' dilemma in dealing with different test standards with EU member states A M Moicioiu, Romania
16:30
Testing labs view: Conforming to Standard Janet Murrell, Warrington Fire Res (Exova)

15th October

Event Schedule
09:00
Registration
09:30
General, overview of CEN approach Andrea Gulasci, CEN department of standards and innovation
10:00
Review of the UK's Furniture and Furnishings (Fire (Safety) Regulations 1988 - Balancing Different Safety Needs Terry Edge, Home Office BS
10:30
Toxicity Standards, an academic view Richard Hull
11:00
Coffee Break
11:30
IMO Ships/Furnishing and Composites Janet Murrell, Warrington Fire Res (Exova)
12:00
Trains/Automotive Eric Guillaume, LNE (Laboratoire national de métrologie et, 'essais), France
12:30
Lunch
14:00
Industrial Approach PINFA (speaker to be confirmed)
14:30
Industrial Approach Philippe Salemis, EFRA
15:00
Coffee and Open Discussion
16:30
Closing remarks

Venue and Contact

Holiday Inn, Bolton

Holiday Inn, Bolton
Bolton Centre
1 Higher Bridge Street
Bolton BL1 2EW
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Fees
£35 for SCI/SDC Members and £50 for Non-Members and covers the particpation at lectures, lunch on 15 October and coffee breaks.

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