17 July 2007
European Coatings Conference Fire Retardant Coatings II - October 25th - 26th 2007 / Berlin, Germany
Facing the fire
Fire is one of the most underestimated of all risks. As insurance companies and fire engineers clearly state, fires are no longer a calculable risk. The loss to a production facility or business due to fire can be financially staggering and sometimes crippling. The total, direct and indirect cost of fires is estimated to be around 1% of GDP. Preventive fire protection is not only a hot topic; it is often a question of surviving. Fires kill some 100 000 persons per year worldwide. In order to reduce the toll of death and injuries as well as the huge cost to society fire standards are essential in all areas of modern live.
Because of the importance of prevention, fire retardation has become a very important industry. Fire-retardants are an effective means of controlling the performance of building materials during the initial stages of fire growth. In these context fire retardant coatings systems represent one of the most important technical solutions to protect construction and industrial products, and much research is currently being devoted to their further development.
In this context, the European Coatings Conference "Fire Retardant Coatings II" will provide you with ideal network opportunities and up-to-date information. After its successful premiere in 2006, the conference will again focus on:
Novel developments in raw materials
New perspectives in fire retardant coatings
Aging properties of fire protective coatings
Benefit of flame retardants
The conference will additionally host the pre-conference tutorial "Flame Retardants Fundamentals" enabling conference delegates to acquire a profound base knowledge on the chemistries at work in of flame retardant mechanisms, fire tests, fire safety regulations and standards as well as chemical legislation (e.g. REACH).
The main conference is divided into the following two sessions:
Session I: Status Quo and Perspectives
Session II: Intumescent systems and Halogen-free fire retardants