Fire Behavior of PLEXIGLAS®

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PLEXIGLAS® "The Non-Smoker" * * PLEXIGLAS® burns almost without smoke.

Technical publications show that about 80 % of all fire victims die from smoke poisoning rather than the fire itself.

Thick fumes may block the view of fire escape signs, and invisible smoke gases may also be acutely toxic and lead to asphyxiation.

When it comes to the fire behavior of a given material, experts therefore look at more than just the building materials rating, i.e. its flammability.

The nature and quantity of smoke gases, the extent to which they obscure visibility, and their toxicity and corrosiveness may often be far more important criteria. Other vital aspects are flame spread, the dripping behavior according to the relevant standards and the extinguishing characteristics.

  • The fire behavior of PLEXIGLAS® is rated in Euroclass E, without burning droplets, according to DIN EN 13501 and in Class B2, normally flammable, without burning droplets, according to DIN 4102 Part 1.

  • PLEXIGLAS® burns almost without smoke according to DIN 4102 and is easy to extinguish.

  • The smoke gases produced by PLEXIGLAS® are not acutely toxic according to DIN 53436 and are non-corrosive according to DIN VDE 0482-267. 

  • Roof surfaces glazed with PLEXIGLAS® open up by melting in the event of fire and allow smoke and heat to escape.

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Answers to frequently asked questions on PLEXIGLAS® fire behavior

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