Plenary presentations:

Baljinder Kandola, University of Bolton, UK: Effects of heat, fire and impact on carbon fibre composites containing nano/micro particulate additives

Bernhard Schartel, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und Prüfung, Berlin, Germany: More than the sum of its parts: Multicomponent flame retardants

De-Yi Wang, IMDEA Materials Institute, Madrid, Spain: Nano-sized flame retardants: Structure, properties and mechanisms

Federico Carosio, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy: High performing flame retardant fabrics and foams from surface and bulk water-based approaches

Hai-Bo Zhao, Sichuan University, China: Fully biomass-based aerogels with ultrahigh mechanical modulus, enhanced flame retardancy, and great thermal insulation applications

Sabyasachi Gaan, EMPA, St. Gallen, Switzerland: Non-leaching flame retardant materials via in situ polymerization

Serge Bourbigot, ENSCL, Lille, France: Intumescence in all its forms: a comprehensive journey

T. Richard Hull, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK: Smoke toxicity – the silent killer

Keynote presentations:

Bob A. Howell, Central Michigan University, USA, Effective environmentally-benign organophosphorus flame retardants from a starch-derived biosource

Bo-Wen Liu, Sichuan University, China: Isomerism matters: simply tailoring the substitution position towards significant improvement of flame-retardant efficiency

Christian Battenberg, Clariant, Germany: Flame retardants for advanced electronics

Jaime Grunlan, Texas A&M University, USA: Water-based and environmentally-benign flame retardant surface treatments for polymeric materials

José-Marie Lopez-Cuesta, IMT Mines Alès, France: Specific features of flame retardant systems devoted to polymers processed through additive manufacturing techniques

Manfred Döring, Schill+Seilacher GmbH, Böblingen, Germany: Synergistic combination of inorganic and organophosphorus flame retardants in UP and EP resins

Mauro Zammarano, NIST, USA: Full-scale experiments to demonstrate flammability mitigation of residential upholstered furniture using barrier fabrics in a furnished compartment

Rodolphe Sonnier, IMT Mines Alès, France: Smoke production in Cone Calorimeter and in smoke chamber

Rudolf Pfaendner, Fraunhofer LBF, Darmstadt, Germany: Radical generators – scope and limits of a highly efficient class of flame retardants

Sophie Duquesne, ENSCL UMET, Lille, France: Understanding of the fire behaviour of artificial grass - new approaches

Yuan Hu, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China: Synthesis of phosphonate-containing flame retardants and their application in flame-retardant flexible polyurethane foam