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Oxygen index tests of thermosetting resinsThe flammability characteristics of nine thermosetting resins under evaluation for use in aircraft interiors are described. These resins were evaluated using the Oxygen Index (ASTM 2863) testing procedure. The test specimens consisted of both neat resin and glass reinforced resin. When testing glass-reinforced samples it was observed that Oxygen Index values varied inversely with resin content. Oxygen values were also obtained on specimens exposed to temperatures up to 300 C. All specimens experienced a decline in Oxygen Index when tested at an elevated temperature.
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Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Gilwee, W. J., Jr.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Parker, J. A.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Kourtides, D. A.
(NASA Ames Research Center Chemical Research Projects Office, Moffett Field, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1980
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Fire and Flammability
Volume: 11
Subject Category
Nonmetallic Materials
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