New flame-retardant paint

Researchers at the Moscow Institute of Synthetic Polymers have come up with a new flame-retardant paint. It contains gelatine microcapsules about 0.5mm in diameter filled with a volatile, non-flammable liquid such as carbon tetrachloride. These are mixed with epoxy resin, pigment and hardener. When the paint catches fire, the microcapsules melt and release the liquid […]

Researchers at the Moscow Institute of Synthetic Polymers have come up with a new flame-retardant paint. It contains gelatine microcapsules about 0.5mm in diameter filled with a volatile, non-flammable liquid such as carbon tetrachloride. These are mixed with epoxy resin, pigment and hardener. When the paint catches fire, the microcapsules melt and release the liquid which puts out the fire.

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