Dr. Mauro Zammarano delivered an oral presentation highlighting the results of both bench-scale and full-scale experiments assessing the effects of backcoating and fire-barrier technologies (which do not necessarily require the use of chemically active flame retardants) on upholstered furniture flammability. A PDF copy of this presentation as available for download here .
The Flammability Reduction Group also presented two posters:
- Dr. Ickchan Kim and Dr. Andre Thompson work (Fig. 2 ) highlighted the results of full-scale experiments assessing the effectiveness of a silicone backcoating (developed by NIST) to reduce the potential fire hazard (i.e. fire growth rate and peak heat release rate, HRR) of residential upholstered furniture.
- Dr. Laura Dubrulle’s work (Fig. 3 ) focused on the results of her recent experiments assessing commercially available fire-resistant coatings to inhibit the combustion of detached fuels (e.g. wooden fences) and thereby harden communities.
More information can be found at the 2018 BCC Flame Meeting.