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Engineers create thin blast-proof glass

Post Time:Dec 13,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:140

A team of engineers from the University of Missouri and the University of Sydney in Australia has developed a new type of blast-resistant glass that is much thinner than the current glass, but has the same blast-resistant properties as the thick stuff. The new glass is about a 1/4-inch thick and is made from a plastic composite with an inert layer of polymer reinforced with glass fibers. The team testing the glass has already exposed a small test panel to an explosion, according to a Dec. 10 Daily Tech report.

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