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Collaborative Study on the Suitability of Certain Substrates for the Ignition Propensity Test According to ISO12863:2010

RAC Technical Document

January 2019 Ref. RAC-106-CTR

For testing the ignition propensity of cigarettes ISO 12863:2010 describes a method which requires placing lit cigarettes on a defined substrate.

The CORESTA Routine Analytical Chemistry (RAC) Sub-Group conducted a large international collaborative study to evaluate the efficacy, stability and reliability of paper substrates in the ISO ignition propensity test.  Three test pieces were tested on four different paper substrates to check if the substrates differed in their performance.

Results showed that there were no significant differences in the performance of the four different paper substrates tested and the results may also be used as a basis to optimise standard specifications for paper substrates used in the study.

In addition, comparison with past data showed that CM IP 2 is stable and suitable as a monitor test piece on all of the substrates covered in the study. 

 

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Report - 2014 Collaborative Study of CORESTA Ignition Propensity Monitor Test Piece CM IP 2 for the Determination of Ignition Propensity (March 2015)