November 2004

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HP Innovations: HPInnovations

Building products defend against explosions A joint collaboration has developed a new patent-pending construction technology. The new construction materials can be cost-effectively used to build bla..

Building products defend against explosions A joint collaboration has developed a new patent-pending construction technology. The new construction materials can be cost-effectively used to build blast-resistant structures and retrofit existing units. Consortium members include the Sherwin-Williams Co., B&H Coatings, Inc., Teijin Twaron USA, Inc., and TechFab LLC. The technology uses prefabricated reinforced polyurea panels that elongate and stretch; thus acting as a safety net to contain blast pressure and flying debris. The concept is to catch the explosive force on the inner side of the structure and protect life within against flying debris and collateral damage. P

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