Don't Put Out Fires: Dispelling common myths of flame retardants, presented by Turning Star

  • Room: 113
Friday, March 16, 2018: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM


Tom Andrews
President Turning Star
Turning Star


Stop them before they start’. Drawing from years of being asked simple to outlandish questions, this session answers many of them to show common misunderstandings of flame retardants. Looking at safety and fire prevention through the use of flame retardants, we will discuss their proper uses and applications, what they can and can’t do, and we will attempt to clear up some common misunderstandings of ‘flameproofing’.  


Learning Objectives

Participants will learn the purpose and proper uses of flame retardant treatment; gain clarity regarding applicable standards; hear some funny stories; and hopefully learn from other’s misconceptions.