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Identification of an Alternate Substrate for Testing Reduced Ignition Propensity Cigarettes

Published

Author(s)

Amanda P. Robbins, Richard G. Gann, William F. Guthrie

Abstract

Results from ASTM E2187, ISO 12863 and NZS/AS4830 for testing the ignition propensity of cigarettes have limitations that include sensitivity to mass, moisture content, and surface roughness of the filter paper substrate, variations in test results when using filter paper produced in a different location, and reliance on a proprietary product. Therefore identification of an essentially equivalent substrate with good reproducibility across various manufacturers and batches is underway. A summary of results of the initial screening and preliminary identification of a likely alternate substrate are presented.
Proceedings Title
Interflam 2013
Conference Dates
June 24-26, 2013
Conference Location
Windsor, -1

Keywords

cigarette, cigarette ignition resistance, fire, fire safety, fire test, less fire-prone cigarettes, reduced ignition propensity cigarettes, substrate

Citation

Robbins, A. , Gann, R. and Guthrie, W. (2013), Identification of an Alternate Substrate for Testing Reduced Ignition Propensity Cigarettes, Interflam 2013, Windsor, -1, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=913892 (Accessed June 18, 2021)
Created July 1, 2013, Updated February 17, 2017