Advanced materials company, First Graphene Limited (“FGR” or “the Company”) (ASX:FGR) is pleased to provide an update on its development of the FireStop™ fire retardant material. Development of the FireStop™ material is being conducted in conjunction with the University of Adelaide as part of the Company’s participation as a Tier 1 participant in the ARC Research Hub for Graphene Enabled Industry TransformationDemonstration Video
The following link to the video shows the dramatic effectiveness of FireStop™ when applied to simple wooden structures. Whereas the untreated structure on the left is totally consumed by fire, the structure treated with the FireStop™ retardant doesn’t even catch fire after five minutes of trying. Given that fires generally start at specific ignition points, the ability of a graphene-based retardant to stop the ignition is a key feature of the product. The FireStop™ was applied in three coats, was applied by brush and was less than 500 µm thickness.
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