The Flame Resistant Fabric That Is Immune to Molten Aluminum

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The molten aluminum being poured out onto the thin black fabric is bubbling at a scorching 1500 degrees Fahrenheit.

The fabric doesn’t catch fire, it doesn’t get burned through and there’s not a single hole in it.

Explains National Geographic’s “The Showdown of the Unbeatables”:
“CarbonX is an acrylic fiber that is partially charred in an incinerator, a carbon sheath forms around an unburned acrylic core. When this charred fiber is exposed to heat, the acrylic core burns completely, absorbing the heat energy of the flame.”

CarbonX via Sploid.

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About Heretic

I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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