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A joint development effort between Sherwin-Williams, B&H Coatings, Teijin Twaron USA and TechFab has resulted in a new, patent-pending construction technology to build blast-resistant structures and retrofit structures. This is a potentially important development in defending against the threat of terrorism. The construction consists of panels using three different fibers to create a nonwoven grid, which was manufactured by TechFab, based in Anderson, SC.

These panels are reinforced with polyurea and can elongate and stretch, acting as a safety net to contain blast pressure and flying debris. "The concept is to catch the explosive force on the inner side of the structure and to protect life within against flying debris and collateral damage," said John Durig, director of Sherwin-Williams' general polymers business unit.
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Title Annotation:Nonwoven news: a look at what's going on in the industry
Comment:Nonwovens used to protect.(Nonwoven news: a look at what's going on in the industry)
Publication:Nonwovens Industry
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 1, 2004
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