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Fire Safe Materials Project at NIST (NISTIR 6588)



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


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.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6588
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fire safety, fire research, gasification, thermoplastics, flame retardants, additives, bubbles, material properties


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], (Accessed July 19, 2024)


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Created November 1, 2000, Updated November 10, 2018