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8. - 9. Jun 2021 | ONLINE

EC WebForum Fire Protection - stay cool in case of fire

No matter what the substrate, objects and products must be protected against fire.

Fire Protection

Why you should attend:

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Fire protection is one of the most important safety measures for our every day life. Residential buildings hold as much risk as commercial and industrial areas. The substrates are numerous from textile, over wood to metals like steel. Textiles should be prevented from catching fire and large steel beams need to be protected from too high heat for as long as possible to maintain their structural integrity. The conference looks at recent developments and innovations in raw materials and formulations. We want to hear and discuss about the innovations with peers and experts. Two days of a virtual conference with information, networking options and ideas to share.

Live presentations, open disucssion groups in the breaks (including audio and video) as well as Q&As on on-demand talks will make this conference a varied and comprehensive online event. 


08 June | 9.30- 16.30 h

9.30 h 

Welcome and introduction


Nina Musche, European Coatings Journal, Germany

9.45 h 

Short course: title tbc
Dr. Esther Agyeman-Budu, PINFA, Belgium 

10.30 h 

Key Note: Developments in regulations, standards and specification

Dr. Ian Bradley  

11.30 h 

Virtual networking and introduction via MS Teams


12:15 h

Lunch and virtual networking


13.30 h

Rolf Simon, Synthopol, Germany 

14.00 h

Protect the beauty of wood from fire - Solutions for transparent fire protective wood coatings

Dr. Sebastian Moschel; Budenheim; Germany

14.30 h

On-demand talks Q&A and discussion groups


15.15 h

Coffee break and virtual networking

15.45 h

Synthomer, Germany / France 

16,30 h

End of day 1



09 June | 9.25 - 15.30 h

9.25 h

Welcome back

Nina Musche, European Coatings Journal, Germany

9.30 h

Flame retardant coatings for textiles: new insights toward more sustainable approaches

Dr. Giulio Malucelli, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

10.00 h

Fire resistance of steel structures with intumescent coatings under consideration of ageing effects

Maximilian Mund, Institute for Steel Construction, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany            

Dr. Dustin Häßler, Divistion Fire Engineering, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Germany

10.30 h

Fire safety: E-Mobility and qualification of battery safety performance

Jonathan Salle, CRPIM, France

11.00 h

Coffee Break and virtual networking


11.30 h

Flame retardant efficiency of phosphorus based flame retardants in textile back coatings

Dr. Sinem Özer, EMPA, Switzerland

12.00 h

Epoxy binder systems based on halogen-free flame retardants - an environmental-friendly alternative to conventional systems

Dr. Silvia Collins Abarca Lauth, Olin, Germany

12.30 h

Lunch and virtual networking


13.30 h

Sustainable Flame Retardants for clear water-based wood coatings

Dr. Meyrav Abecassis-Wolfovisch, ICL-IP, Israel

Jakub Lison, ICL-IP, Isreal

14.00 h

On-demand talks Q&A and discussion groups


14.45 h

Talk 10:
  Pre-recorded talks available on demand - live Q&A  

Watch in


Waterbased intumescent coatings with dramatically reduced application times  Kyle Flack, BASF, USA

Agenda subject to change



Esther Agyeman-Budu

PINFA, Phosphorus, Inorganic and Nitrogen Flame Retardants Association

Ms. Esther Agyeman-Budu, has been working for the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) since April 2013 in the Innovation Policy unit as Communication and Emerging Science and Policy Issues Manager. In April 2019 she changed roles to become Sector Group Manager in the Specialty Chemicals unit of Cefic and is responsible for several sectors groups, including pinfa, the Phosphorus, Inorganic and Nitrogen Flame Retardants Association

Meyrav Abecassis-Wolfovich

ICL-IP Flame Retardants

Formulation lab manager

Dr. Silvia Collins Abarca Lauth


Lead Chemist

Dr. Sinem Özer


Sinem Özer received her B.Sc and M.Sc. degree in chemistry from Middle East Technical University in Turkey and Ph.D. from Universität Siegen in Germany. She is currently a Posdoctoral Researcher in Additives and Chemistry group, Advanced fibers, Empa. Her current research interest is phosphorous containing flame retardants coatings for textiles.

Adrian Beard

PINFA, Phosphorus, Inorganic and Nitrogen Flame Retardants Association

Dr. Adrian Beard is Head of Marketing for the flame retardants business line at Clariant. He is a senior expert in fire safety and environmental properties of phosphorus-based flame retardants. Since 2017, he has chaired the association for non-halogenated phosphorus, inorganic and nitrogen flame retardants (PINFA), a sector group of CEFIC . He holds a doctorate in analytical chemistry (Univ. of Waterloo, Canada).

Dr. Dustin Häßler

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung

Divistion Fire Engineering

Gulio Malucelli

Politecnico di Torino

Department of Applied Science and Technology

Ian Bradley

PFP Specialists

Dr. Ian Bradley has an MEng in Materials Science and Engineering, an MSc in Fire and Explosion Engineering, and a PhD in the Response to Fire of Pressure Vessels. Since entering the fire protection industry in 2007 he has worked for a PFP manufacturer, a research and testing body, and an engineering consultancy company. His areas of work are primarily in aspects of PFP for ‘hydrocarbon’ and ‘cellulosic’ fires relating to regulatory developments, standards development, test design, assessment of test data and liaison with certification issuing bodies. Ian is active in ISO TC92, CEN TC127, ULSTP1709, and BSI FSH22, through roles as a technical consultant to the Intumescent Fire Seals Association and SBS nominated expert. Recent publications by Ian include the topics of jet fire and pressure vessel fire testing, and current areas of active test procedure/standards work include test standards for critical process control equipment, high heat flux jet fires, partial penetration sealing system and PFP for aluminium substrates.

Jakub Lison


Regulatory, Standards & Technical Sales Support Manager

Jonathan Salle


Fire safety engineer

Kyle Flack


Senior Scientist, Industrial, Furniture and Floor Care Coating Resins

Max Mund

Leibniz Universität Hannover

Institute for Steel Construction

Rolf Simon


After studying chemistry, paints and plastics in Stuttgart, Rolf Simon worked in the research and development department at MankiewiczGebr. & Co in Hamburg, where he was responsible for the development of two-component coatings. He then moved to Synthopol in Buxtehude to work in the application technology department. Here, Rolf Simon is responsible for the development of waterborne coating systems, especially those based on primary and secondary acrylate as well aspolyurethane dispersions. He is also enthusiastic about working closely with customers and advising them on specific problems.

Sebastian Moschel


Manager Innovation and Application Development

Thomas Bernhofer


Thomas Bernhofer is a 30-year technical authority in paints, colorants and wood-coatings. His experience includes paint formulation expertise and acrylic polymer R&D.  He studied coatings chemistry and technology graduating from the University Paderborn as Diplom-Chemieingenieur.  Thomas joined Synthomer in 2012 and is Senior Technical Service Manager Coatings based in Germany.

On-Demand talks and discussion groups

How does it work? During these sessions, the choice is yours.

You will be given access to two pre-recorded talks in advance of the WebForm to watch at your leisure. The speakers will host live Q&A sessions that you can join. Alternatively, open discussion groups will be offered where you can share issues and challenges and discuss the most appropriate approach in fire protection technology.

Who should attend

Research & Development Staff, quality control, application technology, technical customer service.

Fees & services

    899 €   

    Full WebForum Fee   

    Stated participation fees are net prices.

    The fee includes:

  • Online proceedings
  • List of delegates
  • Live and on-demand talks
  • Virtual networking sessions


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Anette Pennartz

Anette Pennartz

Director Sales, Vincentz Network

T +49 511 9910-240

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EC WebForum | Fire Protection

08-09 June 2021

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