Saturday, October 10, 2015

Non-toxic Flame Retardant Breakthrough

The video is only 30 secs long but it's enough to convince you. Cockrell School engineers have created a new flame retardant made of polydopamine, a naturally derived and non-toxic chemical, which can be used as a highly effective, water-applied flame retardant for polyurethane foam. And to think it was inspired by a naturally occurring material found in marine mussels! Fascinating!

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin wanted to replace the often toxic commercial additives found on mattress foams, sofas, car upholstery and many other consumer products - which can accumulate over time in the environment and living animals, including humans...

Info source: news.utexas

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