21/06/2015 09:00 AM


25/06/2015 05:00 PM


Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

Organized by

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Technical Properties of Polymeric Materials

FRPM15 Conference - Fire Retardancy and Protection of Materials

FRPM15 on Fire Retardancy and Protection of Materials

Source: BAM

FRPM 2015 International conference

15th European Meeting on Fire Retardancy and Protection of Materials

The biennial FRPM conferences are not only a platform for academic exchange, they also capture the attention of industry. Over one third of the FRPM15 participants were representatives of the polymer industry, the flame retardants industry and the final products industry. They were there to find out about the latest scientific trends concerning flame retardancy. The participants looked at materials in building construction, transportation, electrical and electronic engineering. Effective fire retardancy for polymers was the main focus.

The key properties of materials include ignitability, flame spread, heat release rate, fire load and resistance to fire. Hence, it is our primary challenge is to provide effective fire retardancy for polymers by creating a balance between their functionality and their risk as a fire hazard. Commercial and regulatory pressure is a strong driving force in the multi-disciplinary research and development in this field.


  • Fundamental aspects in fire behaviour and fire retardancy
  • New flame retardants, novel flame retardant polymers
  • Fire retardancy of fibres, textiles, foams and thin foils/films
  • Protective coatings, fire protection
  • Flame retardancy of composites, composites in fire
  • Industrial application, novel methods
  • Environmental aspects, smoke, toxicity

Conference Chairman

Priv.-Doz. Dr. habil Bernhard Schartel

International Scientific Committee

Prof. Serge Bourbigot, ENSCL, Lille, France
Prof. Giovanni Camino, Politecnico di Torino, Alessandria, Italy
Dr. Rick D. Davis NIST, Gaithersburg, US
Prof. Manfred Döring, Fraunhofer LBF, Darmstadt, Germany
Prof. Sophie Duquesne, ENSC, Lille, France
Prof. A. Geoff Gibson, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Prof. A. Richard Horrocks, Bolton Institute, Bolton, UK
Prof. Yuan Hu, University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China
Prof. T. Richard Hull, University of Central Lancashire
Prof. Baljinder Kandola, University of Bolton, Bolton, UK
Dr. Sergei V. Levchik, ICL-IP, Ardsley, USA
Prof. Jose-Marie Lopez-Cuesta, Ecole des Mines d'Alès, Alès, France
Dr. Richard E. Lyon, FAA, Atlanta City, USA
Prof. György Marosi, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
Dr. Alexander B. Morgan, University of Dayton, Dayton, USA
Dr. Rudolf Pfaendner, Fraunhofer LBF, Darmstadt, Germany
Dr. Bernhard Schartel, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany (Chairman)
Dr. Maria Wladyka-Przybylak, Institut of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plans, Poland
Prof. Yu-Zhong Wang, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
Prof. Charles A. Wilkie, Marquette University, Milwaukee, US

Local Organizing Committee

Priv.-Doz. Dr. habil Bernhard Schartel
Dr. rer. nat. Bettina Dittrich


Cost European Cooperation in Science and Technology




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