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SCI Fire and Materials Group SeminaR: Bromine Flame Retardants – Life-savers or Eco-villains?

Date: November 5, 2015 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Location: The Glasgow City Hotel (formerly the Thistle Glasgow), 36 Cambridge St., Glasgow, G2 3HN

Contact: communications@soci.org

  • SCI Fire and Materials Group Autumn Meeting: 4/5th November 2015:

    The next meeting will be at Strathclyde in conjunction with Dr John Liggat at the University of Strathclyde. The venue will be the Thistle Glasgow Hotel, Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G2 3HN (Tel. 0871 376 9043). The proposed theme and programme is below:

    Wednesday 4th November (Optional)

    3.30-5.00 Meet at Thomas Graham Building, 295 Cathedral Street, Glasgow G1 1XL for a tour around the laboratories in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde.

    Free evening

    Thursday 5th November

    Venue:  The Glasgow City Hotel (formerly the Thistle Glasgow), 36 Cambridge St., Glasgow G2 3HN

    Bromine flame retardants – life-savers or eco villains?

    8.30-9.00             Registration

    9.00-9.10             Welcome – Prof. Richard Horrocks, University of Bolton

    9.10-9.45             Bromine flame retardants – the latest position – Mr Willem Hofland, EFRA

    9.45-10.20           Overview of non-halogen flame retardants – Dr Adrian Beard, PINFA

    10.20-10.50          Coffee

    10.50-11.20          The flame retardant users’ view – Mr Peter Wragg, FRETWORK

    11.20-11.50          An overview of the COST MP1105 programme “Sustainable flame retardancy for textiles and related materials based on nanoparticles substituting conventional chemicals (FLARETEX)” – Prof Baljinder Kandola, University of Bolton

    11.50-12.20         The environmental legacy of brominated flame retardant use – Dr Crispin J. Halsall, Lancaster University

    12.20-1.20           Lunch and student posters

    1.20-1.50             Effects of fire retardants on the physical properties of polymers – Dr John Liggat, University of Strathclyde

    1.50-3.20             Student presentations

    3.20-3.30             Award of student prizes for best presentation and best poster

    3.30                    End

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