PU 117 - Flame Retardants in Rigid Foam Applications (2017)

PU 117 - Flame Retardants in Rigid Foam Applications (2017)

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The need for flame retardants in polyurethane foam has been a widely debated topic of late. The success of polymer performance is greatly determined by which flame retardants are used and how they will be incorporated into the end-use product. This webinar provided a detailed explanation of flame retardant mechanisms and the regulations developed to govern their use.

Original Date:

  • June 22, 2017


  • Members of CPI - $199.00
  • Non-members - $249.00

CPI Members get $50 off during checkout.
Joint ACC/CPI members will see the $50 savings automatically in your cart.

Who Should Purchase?

  • Polyurethane foam producers, system houses, raw material suppliers, end-use consumers, architects and building/construction designers. 


  • Provides a clear understanding of the functioning and multiple roles flame retardants play in polyurethane foam production and end-use markets.  


  • To educate participants about flame retardant mechanisms and the regulations developed to govern their use. 

Length of Course:

  • The course is a 90 minute webinar. 


  • Carl Powell is a Senior Chemical Engineer for NCI Building Systems.  He currently functions as a subject matter expert on their Insulated Metal Panels Innovation Team. With over 20 years of experience in the polyurethane industry, Carl has developed products and provided technical application solutions as a polymer chemist, engineer and R&D Lab Manager. In addition to his chemical industry experience, Carl has a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech and a M.B.A. from Strayer University.  
  • Jay West is Senior Director, Chemical Products and Technology, at the American Chemistry Council (ACC) in Washington, DC. Mr. West manages the national, state, and international activities of several ACC sector groups, including the North American Flame Retardant Alliance and the Energy Efficient Foam Coalition. He has been with ACC for nearly 10 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech and graduate degrees from Yale and the University of Michigan.


  • What are flame retardants and how do they work?
  • What are the key drivers for using flame retardants in a rigid foam application?
    • Do flame retardants have more than one function in rigid foam applications?
    • Sustainability concerns?
  • What are innovation drivers for the flame retardant market?


For more information, please contact Lee Salamone, (202) 249-6604, Lee_Salamone@americanchemistry.com

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