HANNOVER, Germany – The European Coatings Conference, Fire Retardant Coatings IV, will be held June 3-4, 2010, in Berlin, Germany. Hosted by the Vincentz Network, the conference will focus on current developments in raw materials as well as mechanisms and standards. A number of high-level technical papers will be given by invited international experts. Topics include: halogen-free retardants for textiles, intumescent coatings for protection of steel structures, clay-polymer thin films for imparting flame-retardant behavior to foam and textiles, and toxic and environmental hazards of fire-retardant coatings. The conference will host a pre-conference tutorial, Flame Retardant Fundamentals. Visit www.european-coatings.com for additional information.