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This article describes the basic approaches to improving the fire resistance of a polymeric material, considers the burning process on a microscale and macroscale, and discusses various test methods for determining the flammability characteristics of polymeric materials. Test methods are classified in two ways: by fire response characteristics and by particular applications of polymeric materials.

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Flammability Testing, Characterization and Failure Analysis of Plastics, Edited By Steven Lampman, ASM International, 2003, p 159–163,

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