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NIST: A Century in the Business of Fire Safety



Richard Gann


This year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), formerly the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), turned 100 years old. During that century, NBS/NIST measurement technology has done much to enable the business of fire safety. Today, there are new challenges and enormous opportunities for fire retardant additives. During our second century, NIST will continue to work with manufacturers and associa-tions in helping to meet the new technical challenges and to accelerate the acceptance of improved fire safety materials and systems.
Fire Retardant Chemicals Association Newsletter


fire, fire research, fire retardant materials, fire retardants, fire safety


Gann, R. (2017), NIST: A Century in the Business of Fire Safety, Fire Retardant Chemicals Association Newsletter (Accessed June 13, 2024)


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Created February 19, 2017