I am Maurice Ward, back in the 80's I invented a material called Starlite.
This was brought about as a result of the Manchester air disaster 1n 1985 where 55 people died in forty seconds from the inhalation of toxic smoke and fumes. In 1990 Starlite passed the tests of ATS 1000 65/65 burn test and also the heat release, and smoke and toxicity for aircraft interiors on safety.
In March 1990 The Live demonstrations on Video BBC's Tomorrow's World showed that Starlite could keep an egg cold even with a 1200 degrees celcius flame impingeing on the EGG for 5 minutes, and when cracked open 'The Egg had not even began to cook''. If you are old enough, you may remember the demonstration, if you missed it I have repeated it may times and there is a version on Youtube just here.
Following the demonstrations I became involved with many tests including 5th July 1990 at AWE, Foulness, giving protection against nuclear weapons effects, a fluence of 10,000 o.c. was contained and dealt with. Resulting in ''mauriceward starlite'' being entered in the ''Guiness Book of Records''. An eventual test on 4th/5th October 1990 was to withstand 75 fluences[75 Hiroshema's 10,000.o.c on the front face, only 70.o.c on the back face] travelling at the speed of light was dealt with; being expressed as 29,800 Cals CM2. in 2 minutes 29 seconds. Further test by Military lasers were carried out acheiving spectacular results.
Many companies became involved, including furniture, aircraft safety, and various defence companies, NASA, Macdonnel Douglas[JSF program], Boeing and several Government Organisations, and I have continued working on Starlite and many other projects.
Because of the continued interest I have started this Blog so as to share some of my experiences and accounts with anyone who is interested enough to read it.
Also I will be inviting suggestions from people on how to bring Starlite into the commercial market.
Please see the remarks onhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxqFyDugqs4
stswalden (3 days ago) Show
Maurice, your invention is so important please share it with the rest of the world. Whatever has happened in the past cannot be allowed to ruin such a great invention .
So please do bookmark it and pop back periodically to have a look. I get a great deal of email from people around the world and do my best to answer it all, if however you email me and don't get a response please accept my apologies, it's due to the work load in R&D.
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