NASA Spinoff Database: Flame Resistant Foam

NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 1984
Reference Number: JSC-SO-122
Category: Transportation
Origin: Fire Resistant Materials

Solimide manufactured by Imi-Tech Corporation, is a lightweight fire resistant material produced under a manufacturing process that allows it to be uniformly foamed. Can be produced in a variety of densities and structural configurations and remains resilient under exposure to temperatures ranging from minus 300 to plus 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Is resistant to open flame and generates virtually no smoke or toxic by-products. Used in aircraft for its superior damping characteristics, lighter weight and fire barrier properties, it is also applicable to ships and surface transportation systems such as transit cars, trains, buses and automobiles.

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Page Number in Published book: 96-97

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