A safe and readily available infrastructure of industrial facilities, structures, supply systems, and supply routes is essential for Germany's competitiveness. The prevention of fires and explosions is of central importance to infrastructure safety.

Focus on safety

Whether testing the explosion resistance of valuables containers, or conducting fire tests with gas tanks, BAM places real-life applications at the heart of what it does in the area of fire science. The aim of our research in this area is to further develop the safety-related aspects of containers, to identify dangers early, and to minimise safety risks.

Improving the effectiveness of flame retardants

BAM is investigating the properties of innovative materials in respect to flame retardants. Our focus here is on the use of nanomaterials to improve the flame-retardant properties of plastics.