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Fire Safe Materials Project at NIST (NISTIR 6588)

Published

Author(s)

Takashi Kashiwagi, Kathryn M. Butler, Jeffrey W. Gilman

Abstract

The results of two studies, which are parts of Fire Safe Materials Project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), are presented. One of them is a study of the effects on gasification rates of the addition of silica particles to thermoplastics as flame retardant additives; the other is the development of a gasification model of thermoplastics including the growth and transport of bubbles through the molten polymer that forms on the heated surface.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6588
Report Number
6588

Keywords

fire safety, fire research, gasification, thermoplastics, flame retardants, additives, bubbles, material properties

Citation

Kashiwagi, T. , Butler, K. and Gilman, J. (2000), Fire Safe Materials Project at NIST (NISTIR 6588), NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.ir.6588v1 (Accessed February 29, 2024)
Created November 1, 2000, Updated November 10, 2018