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Flammability Reduction Group


The Flammability Reduction Group develops, advances, and deploys measurement science to reduce fire hazard of building contents and construction materials. Carries out mission-related measurement science research and services to reduce material ignition probability, fire growth and spread, and environmental impacts; and develop codes and standards for cost-effective, fire-safe building contents and construction materials.


Reduced Flammability of Upholstered Furniture Project —The long term vision for this project is to enable the prediction of the burning behavior of residential upholstered furniture (RUF) based on the furniture construction, and the component material …

Flammability Reduction Technologies Project—This project will enable the commercialization of fire safe products for residences. This will be accomplished by enabling the manufacturing of low flammability residential products, and the …

Advanced Gas-Phase Fire Retardants Project—There is high motivation in industry to replace the widely used brominated fire retardants (and their antimony synergist). In order to aid in the development and application of new compounds that …

Reduced Ignition and Flame Spread with Nano-Engineered Foam Project—This research will enable commercialization of a reduced flammability, inexpensive, and EHS[1] compliant polyurethane foam and a high smoldering reference foam to be used in standardized …


Rick Davis, Leader
Materials Flammability Group