Topics: Flame retardant, Fire retardant, Polymer Pages: 37 (11689 words) Published: January 27, 2013
23rd Annual Conference on Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials Chairman: Charles Wilkie Marquette University

An Intensive Short Course in Selection, Evaluation, and Commercial Application of Flame Retardants May 20, 2012

Main Conference May 21-23, 2012

Sheraton Stamford Hotel
Stamford, CT USA

Contact: Chris Ross - Conference Coordinator Phone: 866-285-7215 X 606, 781-205-2433 Email:

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23rd Annual Conference on Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials May 21-23, 2012 Sheraton Stamford Hotel
The complete technical and commercial development meeting on flame retardancy Presentations at the conference will: • • • • • • • • Create a forum for introducing new technological achievements and developments in the field of flame retardancy (FR) Offer an overview of the current state of science and technology in FR Review the applications and markets for FR products Present recent developments in local and global standardization in testing technology Discuss toxicity and environmental issues Provide a unique opportunity for newcomers to become acquainted with the FR field in all its aspects Discuss nanoparticles effects on flammability Address regulatory issues for flame retardancy

Conference Benefits
• • • • Network with colleagues including expert speakers in Flame Retardancy Discover the latest technological advances Learn about leading commercial applications Hear the latest regulatory, environmental, and testing findings

Intensive Short Course

Selection, Evaluation, and Commercial Application of Flame Retardant Polymers Sunday, May 20, 2012, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Course Director: Charles Wilkie, Marquette University The Course Instructors Edward D. Weil, Professor, Polymer Research Institute, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Brooklyn, NY Sergei Levchik, Product Development Manager, ICL-IP America, Ardsley, NY Matthew Blais, Fire Technology Department, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), San Antonio, TX

Who Should Attend?
Chemists, engineers, physicists, polymer and material scientists involved in research and development, production, marketing, QC, standards, and evaluation of products and their environmental impact; personnel involved in planning and design of products in building, construction, automotive, aircraft, telecommunications, electronics, computers, textile, wood products and pulp and paper and other industries. For both newcomers and practitioners who want to brush up on FR technology practices.

by a knowledgeable and experienced faculty steeped in academic insight and industrial know-how.

Topics Discussed in the Course
(partial listing) • Principles of flammability and fire hazards • Flame retarding polymers • Review of flame-retardant chemicals • Mechanisms of flame retardancy • Fire test methods • Survey of flame retardancy of all the significant plastics and textile fabrics • Material flammability • Standards-setting and regulatory organizations • Properties measured by fire tests

Why Attend?
Flame retardancy of polymers is an active and developing field and involves several disciplines. A systematic introduction to the field is of great importance to colleagues already engaged in R&D, production and marketing of polymeric materials and products, as well as those entering the FR field, and to colleagues beginning their activity in polymer technology. The course will considerably shorten the time needed for getting acquainted with the numerous flame retarding additives, the flammability behavior of the various polymeric materials, the diversified applications of flame-retarded polymers, the consumer, environmental, and regulatory issues involved and the systems and equipment used for production and testing. A comprehensive full-day (8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) intensive, informative...
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