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Document ID (ISN)18921
CIS number 73-987
Year 1972
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Booth M.
Title Fire performance of plastics
Bibliographic information Rubber and Plastics Research Association of Great Britain, Shawbury, Shrewsbury SY4 4NR, United Kingdom, 1972. 140p. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract Report on research carried out to determine any extra hazards which might arise from an increased use of plastics in buildings, whether this hazard be due to an increase in the risk of a fire being initiated, an increase in the speed of fire propagation or an unacceptable increase in the amount of smoke and toxic products generated. The relative performance of individual materials has been studied in a variety of fire test environments which included standard and non-standard test procedures used in the United Kingdom. The report is divided into 6 parts: the first 2 parts are literature reviews of test methods and smoke and toxic products; these are followed by reports on studies on smoke and toxic gases from unplasticised PVC, fire propagation and other tests, and flammability tests.
Descriptors (primary) fire behaviour; fire hazards; combustible substances; plastics
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; flame spread; polyvinyl chloride; flammable substances; fire research; toxic gases; smoke; construction equipment; construction industry; toxic substances
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires