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Flame Retarding Plastics – Why and How

Monday, October 15

Plastics use in our cars, homes and businesses is increasing all the time. Plastics serve many great purposes and are more suitable for many applications than other materials. The topic of flame retardance has become emotionally charged. Yes, it is good to prevent fires from starting or spreading, but are we incurring more health risk in the process?

We will discuss the importance of flame retardants in saving lives and property. We’ll explain the different classes of flame retardants for plastics, such as, intumescent, quenching and gas phase flame retardants and show how these different types of flame retardants function. This will enable the designer to better choose which the choice of flame retardant type that can reduce fire risk with minimal associated risk to health.


DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton
3150 West Market St.
Fairlawn, OH



5:30pm: Member arrivals & registration
6:00pm: Dinner
7:00pm: Presentation
8:00pm: Adjourn

Pricing:        $25 non-members / $25 members / $20 retirees / $5 students

Reservations must be made by noon on Friday, October 12th and can be made to Gary Taylor at 330-419-4380 or Please be sure to include the company affiliation of each attendee including dietary restrictions.