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New ‘Standard Cigarette’ For Fire-Resistance Testing

October 15th, 2010 Comments off

An unusual new industrial testing product from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a cigarette designed to burn stronger than others, will be used by manufacturers of home furnishings to test the fire resistance of their products. In 1970 NIST started studying the fire starting properties of then available tobacco products. Read more…