EVALUATION OF FLAMMABILITY PROPERTIES OF GLASS-REINFORCED PLASTICS FOR MARINE USE

Authors
  1. Campbell, H.J.
  2. Simmons, E.W.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN);Ontario Research Foundation, Mississauga ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A series of twenty-five glass-reinforced plastic laminates comprising epoxy, polyester, vinyl ester and phenolic resin systems in either the unmodified condition (no fire retardant additive) or compounded with one of four different fire retardant additives were evaluated in terms of oxygen index, flame spread index, smoke generation and toxic gas generation. The results demonstrate that the phenolic resin is by far the best of the entire group: high oxygen index, very low flame spread index, low smoke generation, relatively low carbon monoxide generation and generally small to negligible amounts of acid gases.
Report Number
DREA-CR-88-411 — Contractor Report (Final)
Date of publication
15 Mar 1988
Number of Pages
32
DSTKIM No
89-00726
CANDIS No
58665
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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