Life cycle assessment of consumer products with a focus on fire performance

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Fire-LCA was invented in response to the need for a more holistic LCA of products containing flame retardants. This chapter describes how to conduct a Fire-LCA, illustrated using three product-based case studies: TV sets, furniture and cables. In the TV-set study a US TV was compared with a European TV, the furniture study compared a European sofa with a UK sofa, while two cables with similar fire performance were compared in the cable study. Finally future trends in holistic assessment of modern products are outlined, including a newly developed cost-benefit methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Fire Retardant Materials
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9781845692629
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sept
Externally publishedYes

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  • Other Civil Engineering


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