Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Burning Rates

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1690

n (1) The oxidation in air of a polymer with time. (2) The speed at which a fabric burns. It can be expressed as the amount of fabric affected per unit time, in terms of distance or area traveled by the flame, afterglow, or char. See  Flammability,  Oxygen-Index Flamm-Ability Test,  Self-Extinguishing.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA