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21. March 2019

IPUA Technical Center invites to webinar on flame retardants for polyurethanes

The IPUA Technical Center is organising a webinar on “Flame Retardants for Polyurethane Applications”, which will be held by Munjal Patel, Global Market Support Manager, Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL) on 29 March 2019,10:00 am India time.

Flame retardants (FR) play an important role in public fire safety while also meeting automotive specifications, furniture and upholstery performance requirements and model building code requirements. New and existing FR products need to support flammability requirements while maintaining an acceptable health, safety and environmental profile. Traditionally available FR face multiple challenges and the interest in sustainable new product offerings has become a priority for consumers and producers of flame retardant products. ICL-Industrial Products (ICL-IP) is said to offer a full portfolio of FR products to address the ongoing challenges of today’s market where superior fire test performance and product sustainability are required.

The focus of the webinar will be on ICL-IP’s offering of FRs for flexible polyurethane foam for automotive, furniture and upholstery, and rigid polyurethane foam for building insulation applications. The presentation will review the fire and FR mechanism, regulatory landscape and market trends in polyurethane applications. An evaluation using bench scale testing and full scale testing on foam made with generic formulations as well as appropriate technical data including fire performance testing data will also be presented.

The webinar is accessible to all members of the Indian Polyurethane Association (IPUA). Registrations can be made by e-mail to snehalata@ipuatc.com by 25 March 2019, 1:00 pm, at the latest.

About the speaker

Munjal Patel is currently the Global Market Support Manager with Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL), supporting flame retardants for polyurethane applications. Before joining ICL, he worked at Stepan Co. and Urethane Soy Systems Co. He has extensive background in R&D and product development in polyurethane raw materials, polyurethane applications and epoxy formulations. Munjal Patel earned his Bachelor of Science in Plastics Engineering from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, and his Masters of Science in Industrial Management from South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA.

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