COST MP1105 Workshop on “Advances in the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for flame retardant applications”

Event Date: 
Thursday, 26 March, 2015 to Friday, 27 March, 2015
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The workshop will bring together specialists from academia, research institutes and industry for discussing some of the recent advances and trends in the synthesis of different types of nanomaterials and their characterization for application in flame retardant textiles, plastics and composites with improved properties.

The workshop topic is related to novel flame retardants. Nanomaterials are today one of the key enabling technologies with high impact in both modern and traditional industries. New classes of nanopowders with potential utilization as flame retardants and the methods used for their synthesis will be presented and discussed.

The valorisation of these new nanomaterials in flame retardant materials requires the development of new technologies at a technology readiness level 5 for processing as coatings, impregnation as well as other specific methods. Modelling and simulation of the processes is an important task towards process optimization, opening new applications. New business strategies and business models for nano-enabled products for flame retardants will also be a key point to discuss for future possible commercialization. 

In order to make such novel nanomaterials for flame retardants to be socially acceptable and widely used, it is very important to establish and promote reliable standardized approaches for their safe and sustainable management. Standardization and technical solutions to health and safety that can potentially provide legal certainty and consumer confidence in nanotechnology and nanomaterials for the entire product life cycle will be discussed.

The Programme will include 3 oral sessions with invited lectures from academia, institutes and industry and a poster session will contribute to the workshop topics. A visit to IMNR facilities for synthesis, processing and characterization of nanomaterials will also be organized on 27 March at 9:00 a.m.

Participation is free of charge.

Deadline for abstract submission : Monday 15th December 2014.