Workshop on ‘Nanoparticles for flame retardancy: challenges and risks’

The Workshop on ‘Nanoparticles for flame retardancy: challenges and risks’ will be organized on May 16, 2013, within the COST Action MP1105 “Sustainable flame retardancy for textiles and related materials based on nanoparticles substituting conventional chemicals” (FLARETEX, http://www.flaretex.eu )

The Workshop is an essential part of the “5th International Seminar on Modern Polymeric Materials for Environmental Applications – MPM2013” (http://www.mpm2013.pl/) organized at the Department of Chemistry and Technology of Polymers, Cracow University of Technology, Poland.

The aim of the Workshop is to discuss how nanoparticles can improve the fire retarding performance of polymeric materials. It is already known that nanomaterials could be used in relatively low quantities and, additionally, they could be coupled with low amounts of traditional flame retardants to exploit significant synergistic effects. By optimizing nanoparticles for flame retardancy, the problems of toxicity, safety and environmental impact can be tackled in novel and innovative ways. This Workshop shall contribute to these issues.

workshop program: click here

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