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NIST Research on Less Flammable Materials.

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Gann, R. G.

Materials and Process Challenges: Aging Systems, Affordability, Alternative Applications. SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition, 41st International Proceedings. Volume 41. Book 1. Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE). March 24-28, 1996, Anaheim, CA, Schmitt, G.; Bauer, J.; Magnurany, C. J.; Hurley, C., Editor(s)(s), 351-360 pp, 1996.

SAMPE Journal, Vol. 32, No. 3, 16-20, May/June 1996.


flammable materials; fire safety; research facilities; safety engineering; fire science


A principal objective of the NIST Fire Research Program is supporting the development by U.S. manufacturers of a new generation of building and furnishing materials and products that contribute less to a fire, maintain their fire safety performance over the product life, and are environmentally friendly. This paper describes the NIST roles in fire safety science and engineering, as well as research projects currently underway on less fire-prone materials and products.