facts on flammability

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The question of component or composite is a key issue. From a control standpoint, manufacturers often prefer component tests because the product is in the company’s domain and can be certified.

However, since components are not used alone, and since there are recognized interactions between the materials, components tests alone are not sufficient for predicting performance of a finished product.

Now we will look at available methodologies representing qualification and quality control tests and those focused on components and those evaluating performance of composites.