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Plastics Flammability Handbook 3E

Principles, Regulations, Testing, and Approval
Copyright: 2004
ISBN: 9781569903568
Hardcover: 748 pages
$399.99 (US)


I Fundamentals
Introduction. The Market Situation. The Burning Process and Enclosure Fires. The Burning of Plastics. Flame Retardant Plastics. Textiles. Smoke Development and Suppression.

II National and International Fire Protection Regulations and Test Procedures
Methodology of Fire Testing. Regulations and Testing. Building. Transportation. Electrical Engineering. Furniture and Furnishings.

III Fire Effluents
Smoke Development of Fire Effluents. Toxicity of Fire Effluents. Corrosivity of Fire Effluents.

IV Appendix
Suppliers of Flame Retardants and Smoke Suppressants. Abbreviations for Plastics and Additives. Thermal Characteristics of Selected Thermoplastics. Terminology of Fire Protection. International and National Standards Organizations. Electrotechnical Safety and Standard Organizations. Abbreviations. Journals and Books.


The completely revised and updated third edition of this handbook covers all aspects of plastics flammability from fundamentals to the detailed description of national and international regulations, standards, test methods, and the approval procedures for plastics and plastic components in various fields of application. This unique and comprehensive handbook is an essential reference for everyone concerned with plastics flammability.

“This book is particularly welcome in simplifying the difficult and often confusing area of national regulations and fire test procedures.”
Plastics and Rubber International

"Troitzsch's work will continue to be a reference book which fire testers, as well as plastics technologists and regulators, should have within arm's reach."
Polymer International

Author Info:

Troitzsch, J.