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Smoke formation of various materials. The photos show a test duration of approx. 90 seconds. Bottom: PLEXIGLAS®
PLEXIGLAS® "The Non-Smoker" * * PLEXIGLAS® burns almost without smoke.
Technical publications show that about 80 % of all fire victims die from smoke poisoning rather than the fire itself. Thick fumes may block the view of fire escape signs, and invisible smoke gases may also be acutely toxic and lead to asphyxiation. When it comes to the fire behavior of a given material, experts therefore look at more than just the building materials rating, i.e. its flammability. The nature and quantity of smoke gases, the extent to which they obscure visibility, and their toxicity and corrosiveness may often be far more important criteria. Other vital aspects are flame spread, the dripping behavior according to the relevant standards and the extinguishing characteristics.
Answers to frequently asked questions on PLEXIGLAS® fire behaviormore