New Report on Hazards of Plastics Industry

Issue 6 and Volume 108.

New Report on Hazards of Plastics Industry The National Board of Fire Underwriters, of New York, N. Y., announced, on May 12, the publication of its latest research report on fire hazards in the plastics industry. The report, a revision of an earlier one published in 1946, provides essential information on the composition and classification of plastics, methods of manufacture and fabrication of finished products. In addition, the report, which was prepared by NBFU’s Committee on Fire Prevention and Engineering Standards, discusses a number of fire and explosion problems associated with the manufacture of basic resins, the production of molding compounds and the fabrication of end-use products. Also included is a hazard survey and safety program along with appended tables on fire properties of the principal hazardous materials, the thermo properties and burning characteristics of various plastics, and a tabulation of identifiable trade names. In a joint introductory statement John…

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