• Short Summary

    This unique foam material may not hold water in the kitchen but it could become the inside of every car's gas tank; a safety device that could overcome explosions and save your life in an accident.

  • Description

    This unique foam material may not hold water in the kitchen but it could become the inside of every car's gas tank; a safety device that could overcome explosions and save your life in an accident. Co-developers Scott Paper and Firestone Tire, demonstrate that even a small piece of the new material - Safom - prevents flame in one half of a tube from igniting explosive gas in the other half.

    In Vietnam, the Air Force has revealed that explosions in aircraft fuel tanks struck by enemy bullets are virtually eliminated when the fuel tank contains Safom, as here.

    Civilian applications are underway. FAA is testing it for passenger planes. Manufacturers see its uses in boats, mines, home storage tanks, pipelines....anywhere combustibles are used. Actually ninety-seven percent air pocket, Safom holds fuel safely but also lets it flow through easily....It may make car and industrial fuel explosions a thing of the past.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEZE3LI5E95GB97YX59PRI9NXX
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZE3LI5E95GB97YX59PRI9NXX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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