Cigarette Ignition Propensity Testing - First Series

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. RR-142
Physical description8 p.
AbstractThe ignition strength of 10 brands of Canadian cigarettes was determined in accordance with the ASTM E2187-02b standard test method. Full-length burning of these 10 brands of cigarettes was observed in 95 to 100% of the determinations on 15 layers of filter paper. These high percentages of full-length burns suggest that these cigarettes have a relatively high propensity to ignite upholstered furniture if lit and dropped on soft furnishings, demonstrating the need to make these cigarettes less probable to cause a fire.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-15946
NPARC number20378767
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Record created2012-07-24
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