Facts on Flammability

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In regard to test criteria, we have observed that the performance of composites can approximate the complexity of the fire problem, component testing cannot.

Both smoldering ignition and open flame ignition need to be addressed.

A test protocol suitable for quality control and compliance would have to be based on a number of composite testing procedures. More elaborate tests may be required for qualification of new material combinations and/or constructions.

A “pass” or “fail” criterion must be clearly stated and based on observable and measurable results.