Accession Number : ADA305304

Title :   Fire and Plastics in Buildings.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL BUILDING RESEARCH INST PRETORIA (SOUTH AFRICA)

Personal Author(s) : Basson, G. R.

PDF Url : ADA305304

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 19

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.

Descriptors :   *BUILDINGS, *PLASTICS, *FIRE SAFETY, *FIRE HAZARDS, FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY, RISK, TOXIC HAZARDS, POLYMERS, POLYSTYRENE, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, GASES, POLYPROPYLENE, SMOKE, POLYURETHANE RESINS, POLYESTER PLASTICS, FLAMMABILITY, POLYVINYL CHLORIDE, INDOOR AIR POLLUTION.

Subject Categories : Plastics
      Safety Engineering
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE