Fire and Cellular Polymers

  • J. M. Buist
  • S. J. Grayson
  • W. D. Woolley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Harry Melville
    Pages 1-4
  3. J. M. Buist
    Pages 5-23
  4. W. D. Woolley
    Pages 25-59
  5. J. H. Troitzsch
    Pages 77-91
  6. S. D. Christian
    Pages 93-102
  7. K. T. Paul
    Pages 135-163
  8. L. J. E. Sawyer, T. C. Thundercliffe
    Pages 191-198
  9. M. J. Hitch, D. C. Rolph
    Pages 219-237
  10. H. Creyf, J. Fishbein
    Pages 279-288
  11. S. J. Grayson, J. Hume, D. A. Smith
    Pages 289-313
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 315-320

About this book


This conference, organised jointly by QMC Wolfson Fire & Materials Centre (Queen Mary College) and the Fire Research Station, held at the Tara Hotel in London, UK, was well attended by a wide range of experts in the production and use of polymer foams. Other experts concerned with research, development, testing, specifying, approving and purchasing products incorporating polymer foams for use in the construction, engineering and furniture industries were also present and contributed to the several valuable discussions on specific topics. The conference was successful and achieved its aim of infonning delegates of the fire characteristics of these materials and how they can be assessed in the light of the latest knowledge and technology. The papers presented a wide-ranging review of the main important cellular polymers and their applications in different environments where fire hazards have been encountered. Delegates accepted that there was a continuing need for major growth in the use of cellular polymers and therefore intensified research into development of improved test procedures, fire retardants and smoke suppressants was required.


PUR Polyurethan Polyurethane polymer polymers

Editors and affiliations

  • J. M. Buist
    • 1
  • S. J. Grayson
    • 2
  • W. D. Woolley
    • 3
  1. 1.Abelard Management ConsultancyWilmslow, CheshireUK
  2. 2.Fire & Materials CentreQueen Mary CollegeLondonUK
  3. 3.Fire and Materials Division, Building Research EstablishmentFire Research StationBorehamwood, HertsUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8041-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3443-6
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