Workshop Report: Research Roadmap for Reducing the Fire Hazard of Materials in the Future [open pdf - 5MB]
"NIST [National Institute of Standards and Technology] conducted a workshop on the Future Needs for Reducing the Fire Hazard of Materials on August 19-20, 2016, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Key stakeholders from industry, academia, government, and public laboratories from the U.S and abroad participated. They contributed their expert views on future applications, needs, and challenges related to reducing the fire hazards of existing and future materials and products that compose the built and manufactured environment. The objective was to gather and distribute information that could enable the global fire community to develop a multi-year research and development (R&D) plan to improve the fire resistance of products. The workshop attendees were asked to emphasize the development of new materials; technologies; reference materials; measurement and test methods; product flammability standards, and computational algorithms to reduce the fire hazard of building contents and construction materials. The participants were also asked to consider emerging technologies and practices, such as the increasing use of high energy density batteries, while not currently in widespread usage as of 2016, can be expected to be so in the future, and are becoming widespread as of the publishing of this report."
NIST Special Publication 1220; National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 1220
National Institute of Standards and Technology: http://www.nist.gov/
NIST: Future Needs for Reducing the Fire Hazard of Materials Workshop. Gaithersburg, MD. August 19-20, 2016