Programme details for the Fire Retardant Polymeric Materials Conference are as follows:

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Monday 3 July

 Time Agenda Speaker
 09:00 – 09:10 Welcome / Introduction
Theme: Fire Retardant Developments (FRG)
    Sub Theme: Gas Phase Flame Inhibition
Session Chairs: Prof. John R.Ebon and Prof. Bob Howell
 09:10 – 09:40 Plenary
C-E.Wilén: New developments in fire retardants – Radical generators as halogen free fire retardants
 09:40 – 10:00 FRG-1 S.Gaan: Transformation of DOPO to Useful Flame Retardant Additives
 10:00 – 10:20 FRG2 D. Goedderz: Halogen-free flame retardant formulations containing disulfide compounds for Polystyrene and Poly(ethylene terephthalate) applications
 10:20 – 10:40 FRG-3 A.Leipold: Novel Radical Generators as High-Performance Flame Retardants for Polyolefins
 10:40 – 11:10 Coffee
Sub Theme: Hybrid Fire Retardant Systems (FRH)
Session Chairs: Dr. Sabyasachi Gaan and Dr. Anna A. Stec
 11:10 – 11:30 FRH-1 B.Fei: Synthesis and Application of Synergistic Azo-boron / Polydopamine Flame Retardants in Poly(lactic acid)
 11:30 – 11:50 FRH-2 L.Chen: A Novel Organophosphorus Hybrid for Flame Retarding Semi-Aromatic Polyamide
 11:50 – 12:10 FRH-3 D.Pospiesch: Exploring the suitability of phosphorus-containing polyesters to improve the flame retardancy of poly(butylene succinate)
 12:10 – 12:30 FRH-4 M.Doering: Flame Retardant Polystyrene Foam Based Hybrid Material
 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
Session Chairs: Prof. A. Richard Horrocks and Dr. Fouad Laoutid
 13:30 – 14:00 Plenary
Y.Hu: New developments in fire retardants – Inorganic-organic hybrid fire retardants
 14:00 – 14:20 FRH-5 S.Tretsiakova-McNally: Thermal and Combustion Characteristics of Polyacrylonitrile Containing Covalently-bound Phosphonate Groups
 14:20 – 14:40 FRH-6 G.Fontaine: Metal-Organic Frameworks : New Fire Retardant for Polymeric materials
 14:40 – 15:00 FRH-7 Z.Fang: Application of Carbon Nano-fillers in Flame Retardant Polymers
 15:00 – 15:30 Coffee
Sub Theme: Current and Future Changes (FRC)
Session Chairs: Prof. Sophie Duquesne and Prof. Sheng Zhang
 15:30 – 16:00 Plenary
Y-Z.Wang: New developments in fire retardants – Halogen-free polymeric fire retardants
 16:00 – 16:20 FRC-1 C.Schultheis: Halogen-free flame retarded plastics: a demanding challenge in recyclability?
 16:20 – 16:40 FRC-2 A.Beard: The Quest for Safe and Sustainable Flame Retardants – Where do we stand 10 Years after introducing REACH?
 16:40 – 17:00 FRC-3 R.Yang: New Nano Approach in Flame Retardancy of Polymer Materials
 17:00 – 17:20 Poster Introductions
 18:00 Buses ELR Experience


Tuesday 4 July

 Time Agenda Speaker
Theme: Fire Retardant Mechanisms (MECH)
Session Chairs: Prof. Manfred Döring and Prof. Yu-Zhong Wang
 09:00 – 09:30 Plenary
B.Schartel: Flame Retardant Modes of Action
 09:30 – 09:50 MECH-1 L.Ferry: Influence of bubbling on radiative properties and ignition of PMMA
 09:50 – 10:10 MECH-2 A.Lorenzetti: Fire Behaviour Of Polyisocyanurate Foam: The Need To Find A Trade-Off Bewteen Isocyanurate And Aromatic Content
 10:10 – 10:30 MECH-3 D-Y.Wang: Functionalization of Nanomaterials vs Time to Ignition of Polymeric Materials
 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee
Theme: FR Coatings & Textiles (C&T)
Session Chairs: Prof. A. Geoff Gibson and Prof. Jaime Grunlan
 11:00 – 11:20 Plenary


S.Bourbigot: New developments in FR coatings and textiles
 11:20 – 11:50 C&T-1 F.Carosio: Flame Retardancy Achieved Through Multilayers of Highly Aligned Nanoplatelets
 11:50 – 12:10 C&T-2 M.Ghanadpour: Phosphorylated Cellulose Nanofibrils for the Preparation of All-Cellulose Flame-Retardant Thin Films
 12:10 – 12:30 C&T-3 S.Eivazi: A novel sol gel treatment for cotton fabrics that achieves durable self-extinguishability and barrier properties
 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
Session Chairs: Prof. Serge Bourbigot and Dr. Shonali Nazare
 13:30 – 13:50 C&T-4 S.Giraud: Lignin/Phosphinate/PA11 Composite: A Renewable & Sustainable Intumescent Flame Retardant System for Textile Application
 13:50 – 14:10 C&T-5 S-C.Chang: Develop Innovative Approach to Cotton-Based Flame Retardant Properties
 14:10 – 14:30 C&T-6 J.Grunlan: Water-Based Flame Retardant Nanocoatings from Environmentally-Benign Ingredients
 14:30 – 14:50 C&T-7 R.Hicklin: Developments in Flame Retardant Cotton
 14:50 – 15:10 Coffee
Theme: Fire Retardants and the Environment (ENV)
Session Chairs: Prof. Giovanni Camino and Prof. Rongjie Yang
 15:10 – 15:40 Plenary
S.Harrad: The Organic Flame Retardant Story: Knowns and Unknowns
 15:40 – 16:10 ENV-1 A.Stec: The Fate of Phosphorus Flame Retardants in Fires
 16:10 – 16:30 ENV-2 N.Santos: The IT Industry View On Flame Retardants
 16:30 – 16:50 ENV-3 W.Hofland: ICL-IP Systematic Assessment for Flame Retardants (SAFRÒ)
 16:50 – 17:20 Poster Introductions


Wednesday 5 July

 Time Agenda Speaker
Theme: Biobased Fire Retardant Materials (BIO)
Session Chairs: Prof. Carl-Eric Wilén and Dr. Mauro Zammarano
 09:00 – 09:30 Plenary
G.Camino: Biobased Fire Retardant Materials
 09:30 – 09:50 BIO-1 R.Mosurkal: Bio-derived Polyphenols as Flame Retardants
 09:50 – 10:10 BIO-2 L.Fouad: Bio-based Flame Retardant Systems Based On Tannic Acid
 10:10 – 10:30 BIO-3 J-M.Lopez-Cuesta: Thermal stability and fire reaction of poly(butylene succinate) nanocomposites using natural clays and FR additives
 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee
 11:00 – 11:20 BIO-4 S.Zhang: Recent progress on the application of bio-based materials as flame retardants
 11:20 – 11:40 BIO-5 B.Howell: Phosphorus Flame Retardants from a Non-edible Plant Oil
Theme: Testing, Characterisation and Modelling of Fire retardant Materials (TCM)
Session Chairs: Prof. Gaelle Fontaine and Prof. Yuan Hu
 11:40 – 12:10 Plenary
S.Stoliarov: Testing, Characterization and Modeling of Fire retardant Materials
 12:10 – 12:30 TCM-1 G.Gibson: A Propane Burner Test to Characterise the Performance of Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Formulations
 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
Session Chairs: Prof. Laurent Ferry and Priv. Doz. Dr. habil. Bernhard Schartel
 13:30 – 13:50 TCM-2 R.N.Walters: Advances in Microscale Combustion Calorimetry and Application
 13:50 – 14:10 TCM-3 M.W.Beach: Assessing the Flame Retardant Performance of Polymer Systems Based on Identification and Quantitation of Key Degradation Species using Evolved-Gas Analytical Techniques
 14:10 – 14:30 TCM-4 J.Murrell: UK Requirements For Insulated Facades on High Rise Buildings
 14:30 – 14:50 TCM-5 M.Zammarano: Correlation between Bench-Scale and Full-Scale Smoldering Tests for Residential Upholstered Furniture
 14:50 – 15:20 Coffee
Session Chairs: Dr. Doris Pospiech and Prof. Stanislav Stoliarov
 15:20 – 15:40 TCM-6 S.Nazare: Modified Sample Configuration for Assessing the Fire-Blocking Performance of Upholstery Materials Using a Cone Calorimeter
 15:40 – 16:00 TCM-7 F.Raffan-Montoya: Augmentation of a Milligram-scale Flame Calorimeter with CO and CO2 Measurement Capabilities: Gas-phase Activity of a Brominated Flame Retardant in the Presence of Antimony Trioxide and Aluminum Di-ethyl Phosphinate
 16:00 – 16:20 TCM-8 T.R.Hull: Enhancement of Intumescent Fire Retardancy – Subtle Changes but Large Effects
 16:20 – 17:00 Poster Introductions
 19:00 Onwards Conference Dinner  Manchester Town Hall


Thursday 6 July

Composites in Fire

 Time Agenda Speaker
 09:00 – 09:10 Welcome / Introduction
Theme: Fibre-reinforced composites: Reaction to fire (heat release, smoke and toxicity) of composites (C-RTF)
Session Chair: Dr. Brian Lattimer
 09:10 – 09:10 Plenary
R.E.Lyon: Fire Response of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites
 09:40 – 10:00 C-RTF-1 P.Di Modica: Driving Innovation on Jet Fire Resistant Solutions: Searching for Alternative Materials and New Approaches
 10:00 – 10:20 C-RTF-2 R.I.Ochs: CFRP Aircraft Skin Exposed to Fires in Simulated Hidden Areas of Aircraft Cabins
 10:20 – 10:40 C-RTF-3 L.Schmidt: Prevention of the Formation of Respirable Fibres in Carbon Fibre Reinforced Epoxy Resins during Combustion
 10:40 – 11:10 Coffee
  Session Chair: Prof. György Marosi
 11:10 – 11:30 C-RTF-4 S.Eibl: Flame Retarding Effects by Variously Orientated Fibers in Carbon fiber reinforced plastic materials
 11:30 – 11:50 C-RTF-5 E.Schuhler: Fire behaviour of polymer composite to flame, application to a comparative study of thermoset- and thermoplastic-based CFRP
 11:50 – 12:10 C-RTF-6 G.Leplatt: Extrapolation of thermochemical kinetics from conventional thermogravimetric analysis at very high heating rates for composites
 12:10 – 12:30 C-RTF-7 P.Tranchard: Modelling of the behaviour of a marine composite in fire
 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
  Theme: Fire resistant structures and new developments (C-FR)
Session Chair: Dr. Richard Lyon
 13:30 – 14:00 Plenary
B.V.Lattimer: Considering Non-uniformity in Thermo-Mechanical Response of Composites during Fires
 14:00 – 14:20 C-FR-1 C.Zhou: Designing Fire Resistant Lightweight Composites  for Marine Applications
 14:20 – 14:40 C-FR-2 B.Schartel: Fire Stability of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites: Sandwich Panels and Fuselage Shells
  Sub Theme: FR Matrix/Fibre Materials (C-MF)
Session Chair: Prof. Jose-Marie Lopez-Cuesta
 14:40 – 15:00 C-MF-1 S.Tang: Flame Retardant Effect of Boron Compounds and Phosphaphenanthrene Derivative on Epoxy Resin
 15:00 – 15:30 Coffee
 15:30 – 15:50 C-MF-2 G.Marosi: Combined Phased Flame Retardancy of Bioepoxy Resins and Carbon Fibre Reinforced Composites
 15:50 – 16:10 C-MF-3 S.Duquesne: Development of Low Weight Flame Retarded Unsaturated Polyester Laminates
 16:10 – 16:30 C-MF-4 B.Kandola: Fire resistant natural fibre-reinforced composites from flame retarded textiles
 16:30 – 16:50 C-MF-5 M.Casetta: Influence of MDH Surface Treatment on the Fire Retardant Mechanism of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyamide 6/MDH Formulations
 16:50 Close Closing Remarks

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