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New Wallpaper Could Prove to be a Lifesaver

27.09.2018
New Wallpaper Could Prove to be a Lifesaver

 

Scientists have devised a new method of making wallpaper. The new wallpaper changes state in the presence of fire, quickly responding and sounding an alarm.

 

One of the major problems with today’s wallpaper is that, due to being made from synthetic polymers and plant fibres, it is highly flammable. The new wallpaper, instead of literally feeding the flames, not only resists them, but alerts those nearby (and at an intermediate distance – it is not a quiet alarm) to the fire’s presence. 

 

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Head of the Chinese research team at the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor Ying Jie-Zhu said that, "the fire-resistant wallpaper has a white colour, mechanical robustness, and high flexibility, it can be processed into various shapes, dyed with different colours, and printed with a commercial printer. Therefore, the fire alarm fire-resistant wallpaper has promising applications in high-safety interior decoration to save human lives and reduce the loss of property in a fire disaster."

 

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