Blast-mitigation and ballistic-protection textiles
Most blast-defense systems are only capable of coping with a single explosive event. Once they have deployed, any protection they offered is lost. The unusual construction of the Zetix fabrics means that they effectively “vent” much of the blast energies through, lessening the load on the support structure. As a result, they offer a multiple-blast event solution for natural or human-initiated disasters. Zetix textiles may be used for window protection, blast screens, fragmentation liners, as well as body armor enhancements.
Contact: Auxetix Ltd., Devon, UK.
For more information, see Transmaterial 3: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment