Fire and plastic foam insulation material

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. CBD-178
Physical description4 p.
Subjectpolymeric materials; fire hazards; thermal insulating materials; fire tests; Cellular plastics (plastic foam)
AbstractThis Digest summarizes the present state of knowledge concerning the fire hazard of plastic foam insulation material. It outlines some of the tests used to determine the flammability of plastics as well as surface burning characteristics and methods of evaluating the smoke and toxic gas hazard.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Les isolants en mousse plastique et les risques d'incendie
Peer reviewedNo
NRC numberNRC-IRC-632
NPARC number20328261
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2017-04-27
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