What is Starlite?
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Starlite is a polymer shown to have unrivaled properties in the industry of fire safety. In its more than 20 years of existence, it has been rigorously tested by independent companies and laboratories such as NASA, Boeing, the UK’s Atomic Weapons Establishment and consistently resulted in fire protection and heat shielding levels never seen in other materials. More recently, Thermashield’s own samples have also passed ASTM testing and high-powered laser tests at a renowned US institute of technology, in all instances over performing.
Its performance and lack of toxicity, combined with the secrecy surrounding it, have generated much speculation around Starlite and why it was never commercialized.
Thermashield is on its way to coalescing all of the potential into a series of viable products.
"We have done a lot of evaluations and ...we know all the tremendous possibilities that this material has."
Remember the Egg?
Summarized version of original video from BBC 1990
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Live demonstrations on Tomorrow's World and BBC Radio 4 in 1990 showed that an egg coated in Starlite could remain raw, and cold enough to be picked up with a bare hand, even after five minutes under the flame of a blowtorch. When heat is applied, the material chars, which creates an expanding low-density foam of carbon which is thermally resistant.
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1993, p.328 - by Pamela Pohling-Brown
"[…] subjected a Starlite variant to both a simulated nuclear flash and a massive nuclear explosion. The material withstood both and demonstrably provided protection to a composite substrate. It was also subjected to pulses of visual-wavelength lasers which would have burned holes through classic polymer materials almost immediately, showing little damage to the surface.
Plastic that can withstand a Nuclear Blast?
"...Starlite seems to promise coatings that could protect satellites from laser weapons, or shields on tanks that could fend off heat from a nuclear blast."
“...couldn’t touch Starlite even with a plasma torch, which easily cuts through 18 inches of steel.” and “it took 9 seconds to heat a warhead to 900ºC. But a paper-thin layer of Starlite halted the temperature rise at 40ºC”.
British Aerospace Military Aircraft
Atomic Weapons Establishment
Boeing Dec 1997
Observations: No specimens burned to the 25mm mark. The specimens did not continue to flame after the flame application.
White Sands - UK Def. Res., NASA NATO
Ohio State Heat Release 65/65 Aircraft
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No one except for Thermashield has been able to succesfully replicate it or develop a product matching its properties
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