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Ballistic Wall Covering: (Blast Protection Sheet): Blast Mitigation

 

EXPLOSION

After an explosion occurs from a missile or terrorist act, there is a rapid release of energy. Apart from heat and sound there are also shock waves which spread outwards at supersonic velocities, exerting pressures on all surfaces they encounter, causing building walls to collapse and fragmentize and turning the fragments of concrete and brick into lethal projectiles. It is an established fact that nearly all injuries and fatalities caused by nearby explosions, were from flying fragments.

 

RETROFIT

* The easiest system to install and maintain
* Does not require special equipment
* Does not require skilled operatives
* Flexibility that follows completely the contour shape of any existing structure
* Environmentally friendly
* Can be decorated and painted with commercially
available paints
* It is not impervious, it breaths and keeps the atmosphere within a room in a normal environmental condition.
* It is fire resistance and anti fungus treated

SOLUTION

A solution to protecting the interior from the blast effect and resultant casualties is to cover the walls and ceiling with the "Ballistic Wall Covering", a hybrid composite fabric with unique ballistic properties. This textile technology is based on an exclusive spinning and weaving process developed. After a blast the applied ballistic wall covering fabric stretches under the impact, distributing the stresses caused and catches and prevents the concrete and brick fragments from penetrating into the building interior.

 

 

 

TEST RESULTS, AUGUST 26TH, 2007
: The brick wall was destroyed. The Ballistic Wall Covering Fabric caught and contained all of the brick wall fragments.
TARGET: Brick Wall,    
CHARGE: 3.5KG (8.82 lbs) TATP/TNT,                       
STAND OFF DISTANCE: 0.40 m (16 inches)
BLAST MITIGATION TESTS  

Since the inception and development of the Achidatex Ballistic Wall Covering Fabric which was in answer to the damage and injuries caused by the Scud missiles during the first Gulf War, Achidatex has carried out active explosive blast tests with the sole objective and purpose of improving the effectiveness of containing and catching the wall and ceiling fragments after a nearby explosive blast.
After each of these blast tests the results were carefully analyzed by the our blast experts and textile engineers in order to improve the fabrics' performance and effectiveness in preventing injuries to people within a building. The latest of these blast tests was carried out on August 26th 2007 and the results of this test, in the presence of Israeli Home Front Command experts, demonstrated without doubt the effectiveness of the Ballistic Wall Covering in catching and preventing the fragments of walls and ceilings from entering the interior of a building.

U.S. Patent US 6212840 B1

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