PLASTIC PROTECTING OUR SAFETY
We all know that bicycle helmets are made of shock-absorbing plastics to protect our skull. But many people do not know, but we are surrounded by plastics that save our lives. Obviously, it is simply the insulation of electrical cables.
Bullet Proof Glass and Vests Do Not Contain Plastic, Right?
In fact, we mentioned this in detail in our last issue. Various manufacturers produce various types of lead-proof glasses, but these are made by simply layering polycarbonate (multi-carbonate) material between ordinary glasses. This process is called lamination. Polycarbonate is a hard and transparent plastic. Bulletproof glass has a thickness of 7 mm to 75 mm. A bullet fired on the bulletproof glass will penetrate the outer layer, but the polycarbonate glass material formed in layers prevents the projectile from absorbing its energy and exiting the last layer. If you want to read the full article: THE REAL HERO BEHIND THE LEAD PROOF GLASS
And bulletproof vests that people wear to protect us? They’re not made of plastic, are they? These heroic men and women actually use products made of light and comfortable high-performance plastic fabrics. When knitting specifically to prevent incoming danger, it must be light enough to be carried and hard enough to resist a bullet. Plastic protects the lives of those who protect us.
There are people who think that motorcyclists wear only leather for protection
Calculate how many animals have survived since the use of leather has lost its former glory in history and plastic has taken its place. A few decades ago, the CEO of a denim company agreed to be dragged into the back of a motorcycle on an asphalt racetrack while wearing new jeans, knitted with high-tech plastic fibers that removed heat, friction from the body. Jeans were successful in these tests with 100km / h. Today, bikers wear clothing that will help protect them against injury and accidental wear, while using products that are similar to bullet-proof technology.
Most of Vehicle Safety is thanks to Plastic
Next time you get in your car, look around and count the non-plastic parts. Apart from leather seats (most artificial leather), you will hardly find anything. Even the window safety glass is made of plastic. A thin plastic film placed between the glass helps protect the occupants in a collision. And other security features we all know; industrial-strength polyester seat belts, flexible nylon and polyester airbags, padded foam instrument panels, shock-absorbing bumpers are made of reassuringly rigid plastics.
Did you notice that car manufacturers have increased the use of plastics in vehicles? This is because many plastics absorb more impact energy than metals during an accident. The E bonus is also low cost, lightweight vehicles (which means they save you gasoline too) and give you easy shape, model take off.
Fire Fighters who are not mentioned a lot
A long time ago, our firefighters had to face flames with materials that were not fully heat resistant. Fortunately, attendance equipment (including personal protective equipment of firefighters including jackets, pants and boots) has evolved over the years. For nearly half a century, manufacturers have used flame-resistant plastic fibers / fabrics that can withstand extreme temperatures, helping those people who fearlessly fight flames. Isolated from chemicals, extreme heat and water, these clothes are hard, lightweight and effective with plastic fibers. Even some of today’s gearboxes can withstand temperatures up to 1,200 degrees. This means that the firefighter’s friend is also plastic.
Aluminum Space Garments Are Actually Plastic
Have you ever wondered what materials this space suit is made of? Because, first of all, it should be able to withstand the people in the harsh conditions on the radio, the harsh weather conditions, it must be strong, at the same time flexible, and should be as light as possible. These garments are actually made of plastic sheets that are hard enough to withstand the extreme conditions that space throws at them. And these same plastics are used here in the world.