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Studies on Thermokinetic Fire Properties of Thermoplastic Bonded Particle Boards (WPC)

Waldeamar Jaskółowski, Piotr Borysiuk
Transactions of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series
2010, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 45-50
Doi: Not indexed
Studies on thermokinetic properties of wood derived boards with plastic additives was carried out for three types of materials: control board (a traditional particleboard), polyethylene bonded particleboard and polypropylene bonded particleboard. Method “Cone calorimeter” was used as a tool. The examined material placed horizontally with reference to radiator was subject to thermal radiation flux with intensity of 30, 50 and 70 kW/m2. The combustion reaction was initiated by ignition. During tests, the following parameters were determined: time to ignition (TTI), heat release rate (HRR), total heat release (THR), average specific mass loss rate (MLR), average heat release rate to 180 s (from initiation), heat of combustion (HOC).
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