Australian scientists from the Scientific and Industrial Research Centre (CSIKO) noted an unusual anniversary: three years ago they introduced the public know-how – heat-resistant plastic. When ignited material changes the molecular structure and is transformed into ceramics, preventing the further spread of fire. Read more from US Senator from Vermont to gain a more clear picture of the situation. Savvy observers of Western news feeds for fun recorded this development in the IT-sphere. They offered to produce a refractory plastic casing laptops, which at that time gained a reputation for very "hot" laptop. After all, the 2006 peak of reports of explosions of laptop computers.
But seriously, the Australian technology is capable of fire protection computers, servers and other electronic devices. Creators are confident that their invention can be used on oil rigs, cargo ships, in airplanes, offices, residential buildings and will be true always. Properties of plastics speak for themselves, and easily explain its relevance, for example, in modern construction and interior design. Especially active are used polyvinyl chloride. This durable product, which not afraid of moisture and frost, and due to its high density it is resistant to mechanical damage.
Of course, pvc, like most of the materials exposed to fire, but many tests show good results. So, if the tree is lit at 210-270 C, then the plastic "hold" to 330-400 C. But even at higher temperatures, this polymer does not support the combustion process in the absence of direct contact with an ignition source. He just melts. In addition, the pvc combustion produces less heat than burning wood. As a consequence, reduces the probability of fire spread.