News - FRPM 2017

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SCI Fire and Materials Group – Bursary Proposal

  SCI (Society of Chemical Industry) is sponsoring 10 bursaries, each worth £200 to attend FRPM17. In addition, each bursary will be accompanied by free SCI membership for 1 year (worth £25 for a PhD student or £90 for a Postdoctoral researcher). Early career researchers working in industry or a research organisation may also apply […]

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New Research Into Flame-Resistant Polyurethane Foams

It’s hit the news recently that a graduate student at Pittsburgh State University is completing an amazing research project into making everyday materials increasingly safe and more environmentally friendly. Charith Ranaweera, currently in the process of finishing his Masters in PSU’s polymer chemistry program, is working to create flame-resistant polyurethane foams using discarded orange peels. […]

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FRPM – Lorry fire closes M6 motorway in Cheshire.

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A lorry set alight on the M6 in Cheshire, the fire lead to rush-hour closure of the northbound carriageway. Whether this could have been prevented by increased use of fire retardant polymers and composites is unclear at this stage. Three lanes from junction 20 to junction 21, Lymm interchange to Warrington and Irlam, were closed […]

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Brentford recycling centre fire: The blaze hits M4 traffic

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  Are industrial fires on the rise? A large fire coated the skies of the M4 yesterday afternoon. The thick smoke from the recycling centre in West London billowed across the M4 yesterday causing major delays. The fire started around 12:09 GMT.  It took around 80 firefighters to combat the fire in Trafford Avenue, Brentford, […]

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Oakland Warehouse Fire death toll rises

The deadliest blaze in the United States since 2003 has now claimed 36 lives. Police investigating the warehouse fire in Oakland, California have confirmed the identities of 11 of the victims so far. The two-storey converted warehouse, known as the “Ghost Ship”, was being used by an artists’ collective, where approximately 100 people were partying […]

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Central Manchester – police appeal to homeless community

A large fire in Manchester’s Chinatown has resulted in the deaths of two people found in the building, detectives have confirmed. The origin of the fire is unknown, and Greater Manchester Police (GMP) are carrying out a joint investigation together with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) . They are currently appealing to the […]

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