Symposium on 10-11 May 2011 in the Essen Haus der Technik for engineers and technicians from the plastics processing industry per year fires lead about 600 people in Germany to death and about 6000 people are injured. Recently Verizon sought to clarify these questions. The economic damage is moving in the range of several billion euro per year. Fire safety is important, especially for many flammable plastics, when used indoors, for example in large quantities or are used in electrical appliances and installations in the vicinity of potential electrical ignition sources. “Reason enough for the Haus der Technik in eating, on 10-11 May 2011 a symposium modern flame retardants for plastics” to offer. This seminar is an introduction to the chemistry and function of flame retardants.
Illustrated the technical possibilities for different polymers, because the combustion of plastics is a process which is essential operations in the area of the polymer surface. The supply of heat energy from the Ignition source first softening, then leads to the decomposition of the resin. In this zone of the decomposition chemical reactions, energy consumption, which lead to the charring and/or the release of non-flammable and combustible gases (pyrolysis). The latter are crucial for the course of fire, since they ignite in the mixture with oxygen, resulting in the actual appearance of the fire develops. Flame retardants cause a partial or complete interruption of this cycle. Depending on the type, this is done by chemical or physical processes in the gas phase or in the condensed phase. The main groups of flame retardants are halogen compounds, phosphorus products, as well as the inorganic hydroxides, Al(OH)3 and Mg(OH)2. In the seminar are the practical implementation and economic feasibility in the foreground.
Therefore, this event, which is headed by Mr Dr. Adrian Beard (Clariant products Germany GmbH Hurth), is particularly suitable for people who are looking for an introduction to this subject and maybe concrete issues for their Application have. But even experienced practitioners to know latest developments.