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Plastics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444987662, 9780444597427

Plastics, Volume 6

1st Edition

Their Behaviour in Fires

Authors: H. Macskásy Gyula Palyi
eBook ISBN: 9780444597427
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 12th July 1991
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Table of Contents

1. A preliminary survey of plastics. Terms and definitions. Classification of plastics. Nomenclature of plastics. Glossary of plastics. General literature guide. 2. Fundamentals of the theory of combustion. Definition of combustion. Chemical and physico-chemical processes of combustion. The course of combustion. Theoretical aspects of the combustion of plastics. 3. Test methods for the flammability of plastics. Testing of materials. Products testing. Full-scale fire tests (model tests). 4. Additional phenomena during the combustion of plastics. Smoke emission from plastics. Toxicity of gases evolved from burning plastics. Dripping during combustion. 5. Reducing the risk of plastics. Flame-retardance of plastics. Fire-control of plastics. Fire-regulations of plastics applications. List of manufacturers and distributors of flame-retardants and smoke suppressants. Subject Index.


Presented here in detail is a number of generally accepted, standardised inflammability tests. A comprehensive survey of ISO, IEC, ASTN, VL, BS and DIN is given and other standards are also mentioned. The testing of materials, products and full-scale model-testing are described. Furthermore, the book describes methods for reducing the inflammability of plastics, various techniques for fires involving plastics and fire regulations.


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12th July 1991
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@qu:This is a comprehensive and worthy book on the subject which deserves regular reference in designing new macromolecular products. @source:Chemistry and Industry

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About the Authors

H. Macskásy

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Institute for the Plastics Industry, Budapest, Hungary

Gyula Palyi

Dr. Pályi is a Professor (Retired) of Chemistry of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Modena, Italy) and member of the (Italian) National Academy of Science as well as other Academies. He has authored and edited 5 books on chemistry, patents, and 250 publications cited more than 2000 times by other authors. He has been the chief organizer of the International Symposia on Biological Chirality (since 1998) and of the International Symposia on the Soai Reaction (since 2008).

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy