Accession Number:

ADA305304

Title:

Fire and Plastics in Buildings.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL BUILDING RESEARCH INST PRETORIA (SOUTH AFRICA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Synthetic polymers, generally known as plastics, are finding an increasing number of uses in buildings. This can increase the fire risk because many of these materials ignite more easily, burn faster and develop more smoke and potentially toxic gases than traditional materials. If potential hazards from their use are to be avoided, the fire properties of some of the commoner plastics must be more widely known to ensure their safe use in buildings.

Subject Categories:

  • Plastics
  • Safety Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE