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Bomb-Proof Wallpaper Could Save You in a Natural Disaster

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posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 08:43 AM
Why go into a bomb-shelter when you can just have "Bomb-Proof-Wallpaper"!

This is all fine and dandy, but what happens when the wall falls on top of you?


The X-Flex wallpaper is an adhesive with sticky backing that attaches to the inside of brick and cinder walls. According to its designers, covering an entire room takes less than an hour. The wallpaper is so effective that a single layer can keep a wrecking ball from smashing through a brick wall, and a double layer can stop blunt objects (i.e. a flying 2×4) from knocking down drywall. So how does it work? The X-Flex system features Kevlar-like material in between two sheets of elastic polymer wrap. Apparently, that’s all it takes to keep a wrecking ball from taking down your house. The Army is already thinking about using the wallpaper on bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Berry Plastics plans to sell a commercial version of X-Flex next year.

posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 09:56 AM
Looks pretty cool. I wonder when we can start wallpapering our house's with this stuff.
Reminds me of the stuff we have on our windows here at work. You can hit it with a sludge hammer and you won't break through.

posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 12:18 PM
Thanks for the video and the link. This stuff is incredible.
Second line

posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 12:49 PM
If there was such a thing as bomb proof wallpaper then why aren't soldiers wrapped in it?

posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 12:52 PM
reply to post by nixie_nox

Because soldiers aren't made of walls?
Maybe they could line their tanks and humvees with it.

posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 08:41 PM

Originally posted by nixie_nox
If there was such a thing as bomb proof wallpaper then why aren't soldiers wrapped in it?

Its a structural integrity issue. Note the metal strips they have holding the material in place. Without that the entire wall would have fallen flat. Same thing would happen with drywall. With drywall you'd need a sort of 'cornerbead' or whatever molding at the edges fastened well into the beam structure. Covering a block wall would probably mean you'd have to attach supports to the floor/very similar to how they have it arranged in the video.

In terms of a person there does exist bullet and bomb proof suits. For a good laugh, assuming you could convince any politician criminal you might despise, have them attach the bottom corners of the sheet to their boots, and hold the upper corners up in the air with their hands, and then send that wrecking ball in their direction.
It'd also be funny if you could attach it somehow to their hands. Either would make a great viral youtube video.

[edit on 19-11-2009 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss]

posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 06:20 AM


posted on Nov, 21 2009 @ 02:29 AM
I saw a similar product on FutureWeapons once, except it was paint. They did pretty much the same thing, painted the stuff on the interior of a cinderblock wall and detonated some explosives on the outside of the building. Definitely held up alot better than the un-painted cinderblock! Pretty amazing stuff.

Can't find a link though . . .

Personally I don't see this "bomb-proof" wallpaper any different than the kevlar staples/straps commonly used to repair cracked basement walls, those have been shown to increase concrete strength tenfold or more.

posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 10:55 AM
reply to post by IgnoranceIsntBlisss

As someone who has never put up a wall, I apprecaite your answer.

And you suggestion.

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