|   Email   |  Print

Pinfa-NA, SAMPE and Washington State Ecology Hosting Aviation Workshop: "Meeting High Performance Flammability Requirements"

Califon, NJ, November 22, 2013 – The Phosphorus, Inorganic and Nitrogen Flame Retardants Association-North America (Pinfa-NA), The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) and Washington State Department of Ecology announce its workshop entitled “Meeting High Performance Flammability Requirements for Aviation” scheduled for April 2-3, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  The conference brings together plastic formulators, polymer producers, flame retardant manufacturers, aircraft OEMs, component manufacturers, as well as government and non-governmental organizations to discuss fire safety and environmental topics critical to the aviation and aerospace industries.  Huber Engineered Materials, Atlanta, GA is a member of Pinfa-NA.

Featured speakers and topics include:
• “History of Flammability Requirements for Commercial Aviation” – Gus Sarkos (U.S. FAA)
• "Emerging Advanced Composite Technology for Interior Aircraft Applications” – Scott Beckwith, PhD (SAMPE)
•  “Current FAA Research: Ultra Fire Resistant Materials” – Richard Lyon, PhD (U.S. FAA)
• “Green Screen for Safer Chemicals” – Lauren Heine, PhD (Clean Production Action)
• Half day primer course covering:  “Flame Retardants, Fire Retardant Materials & Fire Testing” – Alexander Morgan PhD (UDRI) plus “Fire Test Requirements for Commercial Aviation” – Jeff Gardlin (U.S. FAA)
• "Comparison of the Flammability of Thermoset and Thermoplastic Carbon Fiber Composites for Aircraft Fuselage” – Prof. Michael Delichatsios (University of Ulster, UK)
• Additional presentations from Boeing, Clariant and others from aviation supply chain.  The final program will be published shortly.

In this one and a half day program, attendees will be able to listen and contribute to panel discussions from industry participants and decision makers involved in the advancement of the aviation safety needs.  Per Marc Lebel, CEO of FRX Polymers and Chairman of Pinfa-NA: “The importance that flame retardant plastics play in the aviation industry is significant.  This conference is a great opportunity to learn what the needs are and how they can be met.  The aviation industry is poised to grow substantially over the next decade.  Passenger safety as well as energy reduction and environmental responsibility are at the forefront.”

Please join us:
When:              April 2-3, 2014
Where:             Hyatt Olive 8 Seattle, the city's first LEED certified green hotel
Times:             1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. April 2nd and 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. April 3rd
Register at:      www.pinfa-na.org

Pinfa-NA (Phosphorus, Inorganic and Nitrogen Flame Retardants Association -North America) is a non-profit trade organization that brings together manufacturers of flame-retardants plastics, major end users and regulatory organizations for the advancement of green FR technologies.  The organization supports fire safety through innovative, reliable and sustainable fire performance solutions, using products based on halogen free phosphorus (P), nitrogen (N) and inorganic compound (metal ions, hydroxides). Pinfa-NA is the North American sister group of Pinfa (www.pinfa.org), a Sector Group of Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council).

The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE®), an international professional member society, provides information on new materials and processing technology either via technical forums, journal publications, or books in which professionals in this field can exchange ideas and air their views.  As the only technical society encompassing all fields of endeavor in materials and processes, SAMPE provides a unique and valuable forum for scientists, engineers, and academicians.

About Washington State Department of Ecology 
The mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s environment, and promote wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations. In recent time, leaders from businesses, universities, nonprofit organizations, and government joined together to develop a strategy to promote safer chemicals and products within the State of Washington. This resulted in the report, “A Roadmap for Advancing Green Chemistry in Washington State”. A new Green Chemistry center is now in the process of being developed to advance sustainable scientific and technology through collaboration, research, education, and technical assistance.

<< Back