Browse Publications Technical Papers 2006-01-1010
2006-04-03

Flammability of Automotive Plastics 2006-01-1010

This paper compares the flammability of plastic automotive components to that of commodity, engineering, and specialty plastics as well as those used in commercial aircraft cabins with regard to performance in microscale combustion calorimetry tests. Not surprisingly, automotive components used in engine and passenger compartments are as flammable and ignitable as the commodity and engineering plastics of which they are made and much more flammable than those used in the interiors of aircraft.

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