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This end-point is waived as the study scientifically unjustified. FMMVF fibres are of inorganic origin and manufactured at temperatures of approx. 1500 °C (molten glass). The examination of the structural formula establishes beyond reasonable doubt that the substance is incapable of reacting exothermically with a combustible material. EU test method A17 - Oxidising properties (solids) is therefore not applicable. 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 other information, it is evaluated that FMMVF fibres do not hold oxidative potential.

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Oxidising properties:
no

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FMMVF fibres are of inorganic origin and manufactured at temperatures of approx. 1500°C (molten glass). The examination of the structural formula establishes beyond reasonable doubt that the substance is incapable of reacting exothermically with a combustible material. EU test method A17 - Oxidising properties (solids) is therefore not applicable. Many years of practical use of the fibres support this statement.

Justification for classification or non-classification

FMMVF are mineral fibres (inorganic) and are evaluated to have no oxidising 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, is also consulted. In accordance with this authoritative handbook and other information, FMMVF fibres are classified as not oxidising.