COST Action MP1105

FLARETEX: Sustainable flame retardancy for textiles and related materials based on nanoparticles substituting conventional chemicals

The scientific context of the COST Action MP1105 is concerned with the replacement of existing flame retardants with sustainable and environmentally friendly alternatives for textiles and related materials through the development of new innovative flame retardants with low fire toxicity and environmental impacts and halogen-free.

The main aim of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) is to form a European multidisciplinary Knowledge Platform on Sustainable Flame Retardancy to facilitate the rapid development of fire safe textiles and related materials of low toxicity and ecotoxicity, using all the available technologies.

To reach this goal the following objectives need to be achieved:

a) To identify and bring together various research activities occurring in this area in different academic and industrial sectors and different scientific disciplines (such as chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering).

b) To address aspects related to technical, environmental, economic, medical and societal issues relating to the use of flame retardants.

c) To organise activities to allow the coordination of research on a European level, avoiding duplication of efforts and linking industry and (academic) research.

d) To facilitate the commercialisation of the novel research products/processes developed by academics through SMEs as well as influence the main European industrial flame retardant textile interest.

e) To facilitate the formation of consortia to develop new research projects for funding from national/EU funding bodies.

f) To establish a fully functional network where each participant is aware of the activities, expertise and previous experience of other members working in their area.

g) To establish a repository of published research on fire retardant textiles (to include books, journal articles, conference proceedings, patents, …)

h) To promote placements and exchanges of scientific personnel across the network.


Chair of the Action: Prof. Paul KIEKENS

START date: 23/05/2012 -  END date: 22/05/2016


Participating countries

Proposer: BE

AT, BE, BG, CH, CZ, DE, DK, EL, ES, FI, FR, HR, IL, IT, LT, LV, MK, NL, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, TR, UK, ZA (non-COST country)


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