Thursday, August 20, 2009

[ Technical Textiles - HIPS can really take the heat.]

Tough new fire-resistant coating materials called HIPS –hybrid inorganic polymer systems – are being developed by CSIRO researchers in Melbourne. HIPS coatings can withstand temperatures of over 1000°C compared to current commercial coatings used on building materials and structures which break down at between 150-250°C. They contain an inorganic geopolymer resin, and a small component of polymer additives.

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