The performance of composite materials in fire is a key enabler / barrier to potential growth markets such as construction, rail, marine, aerospace and oil & gas.
With the appropriate choice of resin, additives, fillers and coatings, fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites can be used to make structures with clear fire performance benefits over many other materials, in addition to other benefits such as weight reduction or corrosion resistance. FRP composites are also good thermal insulators, so they can significantly limit the heat of a fire spreading in the way that can occur with metals. This event will seek to share up-to-date information on material developments and applications where fire performance is an issue, as well as addressing potential markets and related standards and regulations.
The National Composites Centre and Composites UK will be holding an event on the topic of Fire Performance of FRP Composites.
The call for papers is now closed and we are sorting through these to invite speakers.
Topics at this event may include:
- Recent developments in materials (resin, additives, fillers and coatings) to improve fire performance of FRP composites.
- Case studies of applications of composites where fire performance is a major factor.
- Developments of standards, codes and regulations related to fire performance.
- OEM presentations outlining potential markets where fire performance has previously limited the application of composites
- Reviews of particular topic areas within this theme.
Limited table top exhibition space will be available at this event at a price of £275 +VAT for Composites UK members, £450 +VAT for non-members. This includes one free delegate place with additional spaces available to exhibitors at a heavily discounted rate. Contact us to discuss or book.
Click here for our sponsorship brochure. Prices are on page two under 'sector showcases'.
Registration for this event is now open:
Composites UK - £105 + VAT (login first to reveal discounted price below)
NCC Members - £105 + VAT (use coupon code NCCFS)
Non-Members - £165 + VAT
A tour of the 8414 test rigs will be available on the day. Please select the tour option below if you would like to participate in this.
Image of 3 MW façade fire test on a large composite surface courtesy of RISE Safety/Fire Research