Fire-resistant mycelium sheets may be used in construction

November 1st, 2023

The fungi the researchers used, in various forms, including the mycelium sheets (rectangle in upper left, circle in middle bottom and the strips next to it). The dark brown strips on the right-hand side are sheets that the researchers burned. Image: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Researchers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) […]

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Fire-resistant cotton through breeding, not chemicals

May 1st, 2023

During a standard 45-degree incline flammability test, regular cotton (seen in the top row) burned instantly when exposed to an open flame. In the same test, the fire-resistant cotton (seen in the bottom row) self-extinguished when exposed to an open flame. Each image is five seconds apart. The top series was fully consumed by flame […]

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Flame-retardant reflective tapes

September 1st, 2017

The Coats Signal line of premium fire-resistant and flame-retardant retro reflective tapes are designed for maximum heat and flame protection, for great visibility and resistance to extreme conditions. When illuminated by a light source, the reflective tapes provide enhanced visibility at nighttime, during difficult weather conditions, as well as in low light for protective clothing […]

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A burning interest in graphene surface coatings

April 30th, 2015

Hohenstein Institute research explores how carbon may lead to next advance in personal protective equipment. The Hohenstein Institute is exploring how a single layer of carbon just one atom thick may lead to the next advance in personal protective equipment. Graphene, made of carbon linked in a hexagon honeycomb lattice, conducts heat and electricity and […]

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