Annual Conference on Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials

26th Annual Conference on Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials

Chairman: Charles Wilkie

Marquette University

Conference Coordinator: Ariel Welch

Tel: (+1) 781-241-9084


Main Conference

May 18-20, 2015

Sheraton Stamford Hotel

Stamford, CT USA

Conference Program

Adequation between flame retardant solutions and industrial constraints

4th national conference organized by the Group «Thermal degradation and fire behavior of organic materials»  of the Société Chimique de France (SCF)

Adequation between flame retardant solutions and industrial constraints

11th and 12th March 2015

Université de Lorraine

IUT de Moselle-Est

Saint Avold – FRANCE

Program: click here (english version)

(French version)

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AircraftFire Colloquium, 8th-10th July 2014, Brussels, Belgium

This colloquium brings together interested people from science (students and researchers from academia and research centres), from industry (engineers, aircraft designers, parts manufacturers,…) and professionals from or related to public services, who are working in the field of fire safety in aeronautics.

The Context:

For 20 years, the fire threat in aeronautics has been drastically reduced. But in new generation aircrafts the massive use of flammable composites, substituting metallic structural elements, changes the understanding of fire risk, and influences the fire safety approach for passenger and crew safety and survivability during fire incidents.
As recent contribution the FP7 project AircraftFire (AcF) is aimed at the characterisation of the flammability and burning properties of aeronautical composites for fuselage, wings, structures, fuel tanks, cabin materials and their influences on the mechanical behaviour and at the investigation of the effects on in-flight fire growth in the cabin and on passenger evacuation during post-crash fire.

The Objectives:

The first part of the meeting, on July 8th, will provide “Fundamentals and state of the art in fire safety in aeronautics”. Experts from the AircraftFire project will present the main physical phenomena involved in aeronautical fires as well as the experimental and numerical methodologies developed by AircraftFire.
The second part of the meeting, on July 9th and 10th, will be particularly focused on “New issues for fire safety in aeronautics”. Areas such as the fire retardants, the mechanical strength of burning composites and ignition by equipment devices are not in the focus of the AircraftFire project. External experts will share their experience to identify the remaining lack of knowledge and understanding in these domains. An open panel discussions will address topics of aeronautics fire safety related to batteries, seat foam, thermo-acoustic blankets, engine fires, avionics equipment, fuel tank inerting, oxygen threat (masks and fuel cell), firefighting. Presentations outlining the current regulations and the physical aspects of certification tests for the materials complete the holistic approach of this event. Read more: click here: programme and more détails…

3rd Conference on Fire in vehicles

The 3rd Conference on Fire in vehicles will be held in Berlin, Germany, 1-2 October, 2014.

More information: click here

Fire Retardants in Plastics 13–14 May 2014

13–14 May 2014

Denver, United States

AMI conferences offer delegates the opportunity to meet and network. We develop programs using the skills and contacts from within our own consulting business and choose topics and speakers with great care. More importantly we do not just organize conferences.

AMI makes a major contribution to each conference it organizes. AMI always provides at least one, and sometimes several, keynote presentations at each conference. So you can be sure that when you attend our conferences you will not only hear from industry experts, but also receive essential papers from AMI.

AMI’s Fire Retardants in Plastics conference has rapidly become an essential meeting place for the industry, attracting an international audience made up of leading players from throughout the supply chain.

In addition to high-level presentations, the conference also provided the ideal networking forum to share ideas and discuss new solutions for flame retardant plastics that meet and exceed the performance, environmental and health requirements of the future.

Meeting High Performance Flammability Requirement for aviation

April 2-3, 2014


Pinfa-NA, SAMPE and State of Washington Department of Ecology is sponsoring this event to present trends in flame retardants and advanced materials technology solutions in the aviation design and manufacturing industries. Attendees will hear from Aviation OEMs, regulatory experts and solutions providers regarding needs in the growing aviation industry. An introduction to the latest developments in flame retardant technologies will be presented on the opening afternoon. The conference will continue with presentations from experts in the aviation field regarding environmental, regulatory and testing requirements as well as advanced manufacturing and materials technologies.

OEMs; Designers; Manufacturing; Market Development; Supply Chain

Jeff Gardlin (U.S. FAA); Gus Sarkos (U.S. FAA); Richard Lyon, PhD (U.S. FAA); Alex Morgan, PhD (University of Dayton Research Institute); Adrian Beard, PhD (Clariant); Lauren Heine, PhD (Clean Production Action); Scott Beckwith, PhD (SAMPE); Michael A. Delichatsios, Prof. (University of Ulster, UK); Charles Wilkie, PhD (University of Marquette); The Boeing Company, and more.

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Solvay-New Series of Halogen-Free Flame Retardant Polyamides for Smart Mobile Devices

Solvay Specialty Polymers has expanded its Kalix® high-performance polyamide (HPPA) product line with the introduction of a new series of halogen-free flame retardant (HFFR) materials offered for use in structural parts for smart mobile devices such as tablets, laptops, and other smart mobile electronics. The newly launched Kalix® HPPA 5000 series complements Solvay’s new portfolio of biobased Kalix® HPPAs for mobile devices which was also introduced today at K 2013 (Hall 6 Stand C61), the 19th International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber Worldwide, which runs Oct. 16-23, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Kalix® 5950 HFFR has received an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 94 flammability rating of V0 for electrical/electronics applications for thicknesses of 0.4 mm and above and 5VA at thicknesses of 1.5 mm and above (both ratings for all colors). The 50% glass fiber-reinforced grade, based on a variant of MXD6 polyamide, provides greater mechanical properties than competing HFFR polyamides and serves as an alternative to metals like aluminum and magnesium… Read more

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