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This end-point study is waived, as study scientifically unjustified. FMMVF fibres are of inorganic origin and manufactured at temperatures of approx. 1500°C (molten glass). Absence of certain reactive groups in the structural formula establishes beyond reasonable doubt that the substance is incapable of rapid decomposition with evolution of gases or release of heat (EU test method A14 - Explosive properties). Furthermore, a bibliographic source entitled Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards (7th edition), Vol 1&2, Elsevier, 2007, is also consulted. In accordance with this authoritative handbook and the other information, it is evaluated that FMMVF fibres do not hold explosive potential.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Explosiveness:
non explosive

Additional information

FMMVF fibres are mineral fibres (inorganic) and do not contain chemical groups associated with explosive properties. Many years of practical use of the fibres support this statement as well as a bibliographic source entitled Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards (7th edition), Vol 1&2, Elsevier, 2007.

Justification for classification or non-classification

FMMVF fibres are non explosive. Because these fibres are mineral fibres (inorganic) and do not contain chemical groups associated with explosive properties. Many years of practical use of the fibres support this statement. Furthermore, a bibliographic source entitled Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards (7th edition), Vol 1&2, Elsevier, 2007, also contain supportive information for this classification.

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