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UK study on Grenfell Tower panels spurs another fire-related concern

Research into the polyethylene-aluminum composite panels used to build London's Grenfell Tower, which caught fire in June 2017 and resulted in 71 deaths, has determined that high-pressure laminate panels sometimes release a higher amount of heat than the Grenfell-style panels. As many as 6,000 UK buildings have HPL or materials with a similar lack of fire resistance, researchers estimate, while no such figures appear to exist regarding HPL usage in the US.

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