Thursday, November 19, 2009

Blast-proof wallpaper

Selecting residence and office sites in conflict areas always presents a challenge for humanitarian organizations - especially in places where bombings are a part of the threat model. Sufficiently hardening a structure can be a costly and labor intensive endeavor, but a new technology developed by Berry Plastics may change that. Called X-flex, the product is a composite film that can be applied like wallpaper to reinforce structures from external explosives blasts. Don't just think bombings, though. X-flex is also suitable for strengthening buildings in hurricane and cyclone-prone regions. Check out the product video for more info.

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