Plastics Flammability Handbook 4e

Principles, Regulations, Testing, and Approval
Copyright: March 2021
ISBN: 9781569907627
Hardcover: Hardcover, 800 pages
$299.99 (US)

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Plastics Flammability Handbook 4e (eBook)
Troitzsch, J.
March 2021


 I Fundamentals

- Introduction and Market Situation
- The Burning Process and Enclosure Fires
- The Burning of Plastics
- Flame Retardants and Flame Retarded Plastics
- Textiles
- Smoke Development and Suppression
II National and International Fire Protection Regulations and Test Procedures
- Methodology of Fire Safety Engineering and Fire Testing
- Regulations and Testing
- International Standardization
- Building
- Transportation
- Electrical Engineering
- Furniture and Furnishings
III Fire Effluents
- Smoke and Toxicity from Fire Effluents
IV Appendix


Plastics flammability is a highly important consideration in many industries, including building and construction, mass transportation, electrical and electronic equipment, wire and cable, as well as upholstered furniture and textiles. This comprehensive handbook has been, since its first edition in 1983, unrivalled as the definitive source of information on the reaction of plastics to fire, as well as on the relevant regulations and testing methods. This fourth edition is comprehensively updated throughout, with inclusion of new national and international standards, new technologies and testing procedures, and novel retardants and formulations, reflecting the current state of the art. The book is edited by the internationally renowned consultant Jürgen Troitzsch and by Edith Antonatus, who have assembled leading experts to cover their specialty areas with authority within their respective chapters.

Author Info:

Troitzsch, J.
Edith Antonatus

Since 2017, Dipl. Phys. Edith Antonatus is an independent Fire Safety Consultant. She previously held responsible positions at BASF, Dornier Aircraft, and MBB/Airbus, working in fire safety advocacy, fire behavior of plastics, fire safety regulations, testing, standardization, and research projects over the course of 35 years.