Meet The Critical Material That Can Also Prevent Fire…

Meet The Critical Material That Can Also Prevent Fire… - Featured Graphene Latest Innovations
Graphene has such a combination of world beating properties it is being used in new applications all the time. The latest of these applications is in fire prevention.
Graphene is made of carbon, so you would expect it to burn a bit like charcoal. In fact seems so difficult to set alight it is being used to prevent fires spreading through combustible materials.

Examples of graphene fire preventatives

In one experiment by an Australian company called first graphite, two pieces of wood were subjected to a blowtorch for twelve seconds and left to burn.

Meet The Critical Material That Can Also Prevent Fire… - Featured Graphene Latest Innovations

The flame penetrated both samples and set them alight. The untreated wood rapidly caught fire and burned to ash within seconds. The wood coated with graphene could not resist the intensity of the blowtorch which burned a hole right through. Once the blowtorch stopped the flames quickly went out and the glowing edges gradually faded. The treated wood sample survived.

This is not the only example of graphene being used as a fire retardant. A few weeks ago a new graphene flame retardant fabric was exhibited in Shanghai, China. A flame was played over the surface of the fabric without any apparent effect.

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