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Polymer modifiers & additives.

Flame Retarding Plastics

May 7, 2002 Code: FRP

Purpose & Overview

In a comparative analysis, you will explore the effectiveness of halogens, nonhalogens, phosphorus, and synergists as flame retardant additives and reactives for thermoplastics, engineering thermoplastics, polymer blends and alloys, and thermosets. Specific emphasis will be given on how to choose a flame retardant, FR mechanisms, gas vs. condensed phase (char), measuring flame retardancy, physical properties, processing characteristics, toxicity and cost. If your company is concerned with the development of this critical area of plastics technology, this seminar is a must for you.

Who Should Attend?

This seminar is designed to provide the polymer producer, compounder, processor and end-product fabricator with up-to-date information on flame retardants and how to flame retard plastics.

About the Instructor: Joseph Green

Joseph Green retired from FMC Corporation where he was a research Fellow working in the area of phosphorus and halogen flame retardants. Prior to his employment at FMC, he was Vice President of Marketing and Technology at Saytech, Inc. and Manager of the Flame Retardants Department at Cities Service where he did extensive work in organobromine flame retardants. He also has considerable experience in polymer synthesis and technology from Thiokol Chemical Corporation, Reaction Motors Division and U.S. Rubber Reclaiming Co. He received a B.S. degree in chemistry from The City College of New York and an M.S. degree in organic chemistry from the University of Kansas. He also studied polymer chemistry at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He is a Fellow of SPE and a Past President of the Fire Retardant Chemicals Association. He is the author of over 240 technical articles and patents. He is now a consultant in flame retardants and flame retarded plastics.

Seminar Content

Introduction * Types of flame retardants * FR mechanisms * Sb and P/Br synergy * Flammability testing * Properties

Flame Retarding Polypropylene * FR type * V-O vs. V-2 * Intumescence * Properties * Cost

Flame Retarding Polyethylene * Halogen type * Melt index vs. flammability * Wire/cable insulation

Flame Retarding Polystyrene * Crystal polystyrene * SAN * Synergist

Impact Polystyrene * Halogen type * Heat distortion, impact, UV stability

ABS * Halogen type * Reactive FR * Heat distortion, impact

Engineering Thermoplastics * Halogen vs. phosphorus * Brominated phosphates * Modified PPO * PBT * PET * Polycarbonate * Alloys and blends * PET and PP fibers

PVC * Antimony vs. phosphorus * Smoke suppressants

Non Halogen * Alumina trihydrate * Magnesium hydroxide * Zinc borate * Phosphorus * Intumescence

Smoke Suppressants


Issues and Trends

Seminar Fee

Early registration - On or before 4/3/02

SPE Member $540 Nonmember $655

Late registration - After 4/3/02

SPE Member $590 Nonmember $705
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Title Annotation:seminar
Publication:Plastics Engineering
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Mar 1, 2002
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