posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 09:26 AM
Iḿ new on this site so 'wazzup'! I enjoyed reading all the articles on STARLITE plastic. Would like to contribute a bit because this is one filed
that I worked in before. Fact is, I think STARLITE is a bit overated. Check out similar formulations on the patent sites. Especially look at stuff
under the name of Cyril Glass - now that guy really knows his stuff! I spòke to him years before STARLITE became popular and he had similar
formulations. However, he had patented them and was making good money. Hey! We all want the spondulas. I played around with similar formulas and they
are pretty simple to reproduce e.g.
1) Most use a high temperature ceramic or volcanic glass material
2) Most have a product that will burn out e.g. corn starch, sawdust, etc so air holes are formed in the coating. This blankets off the heat and stops
3) Most have aluminium oxide or magnesium oxide + zinc oxide to stop the smoke.
4) Most have a very small amount of polymer i.e. water based or whatever, as an adhesion promoter
5) Some can convert heat into a differnt form of energy e.g. electrical or microwaves and then the heat is dissipated.
These technologies are pretty old stuff and we learned them when I was studying.
Got an idea! Letś corroborate on a new formula and patent it then we can sell it and enjoy the dosh! I am prepared to help in every way I can because
(as I said before) this was my job for a while. I bet you we can make a new formula in 1 week that will be (almost as good) about equal with these
others. What'd'ýa say guys, shall we show 'em?
Anyway, don't forget to check out Cyril Glass and do a bit of a search in the patent literature. The stuff is all out there! 'nuf said! mmmm
(neanderthal for yep!)
Also, you could check out 'nanocomposites'! They are flavour of the month.