Winners Chosen at FLAME 2017 Conference Poster Session

Wellesley, Mass., June 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aleksandra Sut and Shiran Yu were chosen as poster session co-winners of 28th Annual Conference on Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials.

The event was held June 11-14, 2017 and coordinated by BCC Research. Hundreds of corporate, academic and industry professionals gathered outside Boston for the field’s leading conference. BCC Research has hosted the event since its inception.

Sut, a chemistry post-doctorate research fellow at The Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in Berlin, Germany, presented on Solid-State NMR Identifying the Chemistry in Multicomponent Flame-Retarded Polyolefin Systems.

Yu is a Ph.D. candidate in the Plastics Engineering Department at University of Massachusetts Lowell. His winning entry was on Phenolic Derivatives as Flame Retardants.

As part of the competition, students had up to five minutes to present their research, followed by poster presentations that were scored by the conference attendees. Other topics included:

  • Larger Aspect Ratio Clay Nanoplatelets for Improved Flame Barrier on Polyurethane Foam
  • Properties and Characterization of Two Flame Retardant Polybutylene Terephthalate Compounds
  • Investigation of Flame Retarded Organic/inorganic Composite Aerogels with Improved Fire Safety.

The industry’s leading conference continues to expand the boundaries and knowledge base of fire safety in consumer and commercial-grade products.


The premier fire retardant (FR) event in the United States, FLAME is designed for scientists and other technical specialists. It brings together the industry’s leading experts in FR coatings science, technology, design and manufacturing. The conference is on Twitter at @BCCFlame.


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