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Description of key information

The test material is not highly flammable.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flammability:
non flammable

Additional information

The flammability of the test material was investigated in accordance with the standardised guideline EU Method A.10 under GLP conditions. The study was awarded a reliability score of 1 in accordance with the criteria for assessing data quality set forth by Klimisch et al. (1997).

A mould was loosely filled with test material. A non-combustible, non-porous board was placed into the mould which was then inverted. The mould was removed and an air-rich Bunsen burner flame applied to one end of the pile until ignition occurred.

The pile ignited with a small orange flame which self-extinguished 7 seconds after the Bunsen flame was removed without propagating combustion.  This result in the preliminary screening test obviated the need to perform the main test.

The test material has been determined to be not highly flammable as it did not propagate combustion over the 200 mm of the preliminary screening test.

 

The tests for pyrophoricity and flammability in contact with water were not conducted since experience in use and structural grounds indicate that a negative result would be obtained.

Justification for classification or non-classification

In accordance with the criteria for classification as defined in Annex I, Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, the substance does not require classification with respect to flammability.