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Fire Retardant Polymeric Materials Conference 2017 To Take Place in Manchester

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For over 30 years, FRPM has been the world's largest, and most scientific forum for exchange of ideas and developments in fire retardancy.

The 16th European meeting on Fire Retardant Polymeric Materials takes place in Manchester, July 3-6 and will play host to the premier scientists currently working in the field.

The FRPM 2017 conference will focus on the development of new tools for the quantification of fire behaviour, the new research in the field of fire toxicity and materials, and the effects of fire effluents.

The programme for FRPM 2017 will include themes as follows:

  • New Developments in Fire Retardants
  • Investigating Fire Retardant Mechanisms
  • New Developments in Fire Retardant Coatings and Textiles
  • Biobased Fire Retardant Materials
  • Fire Retardants and the Environment
  • Testing, Characterisation and Modelling of Fire Retardant Materials
  • Fibre-Reinforced Composites: Fire Resistant Structures and New Developments
  • Fibre-Reinforced Composites: Reaction to Fire (Heat Release, Smoke and Toxicity) of Composite

The full programme will be announced 30th April, and the full list of invited speakers is available to view on the FRPM site here.

Registration to the event can be completed through the portal on the FRPM site. The full conference fee before 31 March is £695, with a discount for registered full time students (including PhD students). The fee includes the attendance to all conference sessions, as well as the social events.

The final day of the conference, 6th July, will focus on flammability and fire resistance of fibre-reinforced composites. This day amalgamates the ‘Composites in Fire’ conference, organized previously every three years from 1996 to 2011 in UK by Prof Geoff Gibson. It is possible to register only for the composites day.

For any delegates wishing to bring partners along, there will be a range of daily activities to choose from, while the conference is in session.
There will also be social events on offer for all delegates and partners, including a Conference Dinner on Wednesday 5th July, at the historic Manchester Town Hall, including a welcome drink and three course meal.

For any further information on the conference, or on how to register, please contact event manager Jemma.



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