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Flammability Reduction Group

Welcome

The Flammability Reduction Group develops, advances, and deploys measurement science to reduce fire hazard of building contents and construction materials. Carries out mission-related measurement science research and services to reduce material ignition probability, fire growth and spread, and environmental impacts; and develop codes and standards for cost-effective, fire-safe building contents and construction materials.

Programs/Projects

Reduced Flammability of Upholstered Furniture Project —The long term vision for this project is to enable the prediction of the burning behavior of furniture based on the material properties and the furniture construction details. During Phase 1 of …

Advanced Gas-Phase Fire Retardants Project—There is high motivation in industry to replace the widely used brominated fire retardants (and their antimony synergist). In order to aid in the development and application of new compounds that …

Reduced Ignition and Flame Spread with Nano-Engineered Foam Project—This research will enable commercialization of a reduced flammability, inexpensive, and EHS[1] compliant polyurethane foam and a high smoldering reference foam to be used in standardized …

 
Contact

Rick Davis, Leader
Materials Flammability Group
Rick.Davis@nist.gov