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Title: Recent activities in flame retardancy of wood-plastic composites at the Forest Products Laboratory

Source: In: 22nd annual conference on Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials, May 23-25, 2011, Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa, stamford, CT, ISBN 1-59623-619-1; 2011

Author(s)White, Robert H.; Stark, Nicole M.; Ayrilmis, Nadir

Publication Year: 2011  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4706-1A  FPL-4723-2

Abstract: For a variety of reasons, wood-plastic composite (WPC) products are widely available for some building applications. In applications such as outdoor decking, WPCs have gained a significant share of the market. As an option to improve the efficient use of wood fiber, the USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), has an extensive research program on WPCs. Although often ignored in discussions of WPCs, the flammability of WPCs can be a significant factor in certain building applications. This paper reviews past, present, and planned cooperative FPL research projects on fire-retardant treatment of WPCs and related topics.

Keywords: Wood-plastic composites, fire, cone calorimeter, flame, retardants, thermal properties, fire testing, composite materials, fire risk assessment, flame spread, fire testing, heat of combustion, combustion, fire prevention, testing, thermoplastic composites, wood plastic composites, wood flour, forest products industry, marketing, forest products, market surveys, decks, flammability, fire hazard, fire resistance, thermal degradation, ignition, fire retardants, review article, cone calorimetry

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 424 kb(s)

Date posted: 10/23/2011

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RITS Product ID: 39580
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Stark, Nicole M.
Research Chemical Engineer
  

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