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Originally presented on June 12, 2024

Overview of Flame-Retardant Research in the United States: The Basic vs. Applied Spectrum… and…Who Does/Should Support It? 

Academic research ranges from curiosity-driven to external needs-driven, and many universities are known for a healthy balance across this spectrum. Turning attention to flame-retardant research, there is plenty of opportunity for longer-range, fundamental studies for example detailed on mechanistic understanding and development of new and sustainable additives, though very applied research intent on solving a specific practical problem in a relatively short time.  


Presented by Speaker Gary Wnek, a Joseph F. Toot, Jr., Professor of Engineering and Professor and Chair of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University.  

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