20th April 2017, Manchester
The University of Bolton and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will be hosting the 16th European Meeting on Fire Retardant Polymeric Materials, which takes place from 3-6 July in Manchester, UK.
The final day of the conference will focus on flammability and fire resistance of fibre-reinforced composites and the whole day’s programme is open to separate registration. This day amalgamates the Composites in Fire conference, organised previously every three years from 1996 to 2011 in UK by Prof Geoff Gibson.
Fire research at the University of Bolton has a history spanning nearly forty years in areas of textiles, fibre-reinforced composites and bulk polymers with particular emphasis on development of novel flame retardant systems, fire gas analysis, fire retardant mechanisms and associated modelling.
The Centre for Fire and Hazards Science at UCLan has its origins in Fire Safety Engineering, in which it is a leading provider of research and education. Over the last 10 years it has grown in strength to become world leading in fire chemistry and especially fire toxicity.
The 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 final day of the conference will focus on composites, including flammability and fire resistance of fibre-reinforced composites.
The programme for FRPM 2017 will include themes as follows: