Table of plastic burning identification methods (worthy of a collection)

Table of plastic burning identification methods (worthy of a collection)
Table of plastic burning identification methods (worthy of a collection)

Plastic material\\ignition\\difficulty\\after going out of fire, whether it will change from \\flame state\\plastic change state\\smell

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)\\Difficult\\Extinguishing from fire\\yellow, green bottom, white smoke\\ Softens \\sharp sourness

Polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC)\\Hard\\Fire extinguishing\\Yellow, green end >\ \< /strong>To soften \\Special odor

Vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate copolymer\\Hard\\Fire extinguishing\\Dark yellow\\< /strong> Softens \\special odor

Polyethylene (PE)\\Light\\Keep on burning\\Top end yellow, bottom end blue\\< /strong> Molten metal dripping \\ Smell of burning paraffin

Polypropylene (PP)\\Light\\Keep on burning\\Yellow on top, blue on bottom, some smoke >\ \The melt drips very quickly\\Smell of paraffin

Polystyrene (PS)\\Easy\\Keep on burning\\Orange yellow, black smoky charcoal beam \\ Softening and foaming\\Special smell of styrene monomer

Styrene Acrylonitrile Copolymer (SAN)\\Easy\\Continues to burn\\Yellow, black smoke >\ \ Softer, foams more than polystyrene, burns easily\\Special smell of acrylonitrile

Styrene-butadiene-acrylonitrile (ABS)\\Light\\Long burning\\Yellow, black smoke\\ Softened, burnt\\Special smell (probably rubber)

High-impact polystyrene (HIPS) \\Easy \\Continues to burn\\Orange-yellow, thick black smoke from carbon beams \\Softens, less foaming\\Special smell of styrene monomer

Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)\\Light \\Remains on fire\\Light blue with white tip >\\< /strong>Melting, bubbling\\Strong smell of flowers and fruits, rotten vegetables

Polyamide (PA)\\Slow burn\\Slow burn\\Blue with yellow top\ \ >Melting, dripping, bubbling\\Special smell of wool and burnt nails

Polyoxymethylene (POM)\\Light\\Stays on fire\\Upper end blue, lower end yellow< strong>\\< /strong>Melting, dripping\\Strong and pungent smell of formaldehyde

Polycarbonate (PC)\\Slow burn\\Slowly fading\\Yellow smoldering charcoal rays >\\< /strong>Melting, bubbling\\Special odor, floral-fruity odor

Chlorinated polyester (CPS)\\Difficult\\Extinguish\\Splash, yellow above, blue below, thick black smoke\\Melting\\Special flavor

Polyphenylene oxide (PPO) \\ Difficult \\ Extinguish \\ Thick black smoke\\ Molten < strong>\\Floral and fruity scent

Polysulfone (PSU)\\Difficult\\Extinguish\\Thick black smoke\\Molten < strong>\\Slight smell of burning rubber

Acetate (CA)\\lightly\\continues to burn\\dark yellow, some black smoke\\ < /strong>Melting, dripping \\smell of acetic acid

Cellulose nitrate (CN)\\Very light\\Keep on burning\\ Yellow\\ Fast and complete combustion

Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) \\easily \\keeps burning\\Dark yellowish blue with some smoke\ \melting, dripping\\Acetic-sour, dried taste

Polyvinyl alcohol (PVB)\\Easy\\Continues to burn\\Black smoke\\ Melts , dripping \\special smell

Brother Resilience Note: Too hard to describe scent. It is best to smell it yourself and remember this smell!

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