DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW-SMOKE, LOW-FLAME SPREAD AND LOW-TOXICITY FIBRE-REINFORCED PLASTIC LAMINATE FOR MARINE USE - PHASE II

Authors
  1. Belanger, G.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN);CEMP Belanger Ltd, St Germain de Grantham QUE (CAN)
Abstract
The objective of the report is to investigate the improvements possible in the fire, smoke and toxicity performance of reinforced plastics by using alternative matrix resins and reactive fire retardant additives. The data presented compares the fire performance of phenolic resin, methylmetacrylate (MMA)-based polyester and polyimide resin under single and hybrid laminates. Tests used to assess flammability are ASTM D2863 (oxygen index) and ASTM E162 (radiant panel test). Tests to measure quantity and toxicity of smoke released during combustion are ASTM E662 (NBS smoke density) and SMP800 (gas generation measurement). Phenolic and MMA-based polyester provided greater safety than commercial reinforced plastic materials by these tests, with low flame spread, less smoke generation and reduced toxicity.
Report Number
DREA-CR-91-446 — Contract Report (Final)
Date of publication
15 Aug 1991
Number of Pages
62
DSTKIM No
92-01808
CANDIS No
104694
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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