Radiation Shield Technologies, a Coral Gables, Florida firm, just announced that it received a US patent for the firm’s Demron™ safety fabric. The company claims that the material makes better NBC (Nuclear Biological Chemical) suits, since the metallic fabric is more flexible and lighter than lead.
From the announcement:
Demron is a lead-free, toxin-free, and PVC-free material that allows heat dissipation and resists chemical penetration and cracks. Made of liquid metal, Demron nuclear protection fabrics feel cool and, unlike traditional nuclear suits, they’re lightweight, flexible and foldable. Demron has proved to block gamma rays, X-rays and other nuclear emissions, by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, part of the National Nuclear Security Administration within the U.S. Department of Energy, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Demron is currently deployed worldwide by NATO, NASA, the National Guard, US Navy, UAE and the governments of South Korea, China, Saudi Arabia and Australia, among others. Scientists have selected it for thermo-mechanical suits for future space travel.
Press release: Radiation Shield Technologies Granted Key U.S. Nanotechnology Patent for World’s First and Only Nuclear Radiation-Blocking, Anti-Chemical, Biological-Protection Fabric
Link to patent at USPTO.gov
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