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IFAI holds webinar on FR textiles Dec. 15

December 3rd, 2015 / By: / Industry News

In its continuing webinar series on flame-resistant (FR) textiles, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will feature Dr. Marcelo M. Hirschler, Ph.D., M.R.S.C., C.Chem. The webinar, titled “Performance Standards for Industrial Textiles,” will take place Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 2-3 p.m. EST. The major applications to be discussed are plastic materials, electric cables, furniture and furnishings, textiles and cigarette smoldering ignitions.

Hirschler graduated from the University of Buenos Aires, where he obtained an undergraduate degree in physical chemistry and a Ph.D in polymer chemistry. He has worked on three continents (South America, Europe and the U.S.). After a career in academic research in Argentina and the United Kingdom, Hirschler managed the fire testing and research laboratory at plastics manufacturer BFGoodrich, from 1984 and 1991 with large- and small-scale heat-release test instruments, and other fire testing equipment. He chaired the U.S. Technical Fire Subcommittees of the Coordinating Committee for Fire Safety (Society of the Plastics Industry) and of the Vinyl Institute between 1986 and 1991.

He has specialized in fire issues for more than 20 years, mainly fire testing, fire hazard, smoke toxicity and smoke corrosiveness, and has published many papers and five books on the subject.

The major applications to be discussed are plastic materials, electric cables, furniture and furnishings, textiles and cigarette smoldering ignitions.

The webinar is free for IFAI members and $25 for non-members. Register now.