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Cone calorimeter tests of wood-based decking materials

Year:

2007

Publication type:

Miscellaneous Publication

Primary Station(s):

Forest Products Laboratory

Source:

Proceedings of the 18th annual conference on recent advances in flame retardancy of polymeric materials. Norwalk, CT : BCC Research, c2007: ISBN: 1596232218: 9781596232211: Pages 326-337.

Description

New technologies in building materials have resulted in the use of a wide variety of materials in decks. As part of our effort to address fire concerns in the wildland-urban interface, the Forest Products Laboratory has been examining the fire performance of decking products. In addition to preservative-treated wood, decking products include wood-plastic composites and imported wood species. Requirements for wood-plastic composites are often based on expectation for untreated wood. Claims for imported wood species have included Class A flame spread ratings. This paper discusses results of cone calorimeter tests conducted on a variety of wood-based decking materials.

Citation

White, Robert H.; Dietenberger, Mark A.; Stark, Nicole M. 2007. Cone calorimeter tests of wood-based decking materials. In: Lewin, Manachem, Ed. Proceedings of the 18th annual conference on recent advances in flame retardancy of polymeric materials. 2007 May 20-23; Stamford, CT. Norwalk, CT: BCC Research. II: 326-337. c2007: ISBN: 1596232218: 9781596232211.

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