Fireproof glass will be thinner and more environmentally friendly Although fireproof windows already exist, they unfortunately contain a carcinogenic gel and generate a lot of waste from their production, so they can hardly be called 'green'.

The new technology, which is based on an almost unchanged production process, has a chance to change this and, as its creators say, will be much safer and more environmentally friendly. Classic windows of this type consist of two glass panes and a transparent layer of acrylamide hydrogel sandwiched between them.

When the first panel of glass heats up to the point of cracking due to a fire, the gel is exposed to flames. The water in it then starts to boil, but the other panel is simultaneously cooled by the evaporation effect. The gel then turns into a thick layer of insulating salt on the other panel, providing additional protection.

Only the gel is carcinogenic, so scientists are doing their best to find an alternative. The German Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology experimented with various substances for this purpose and after epicmovienews 60 unsuccessful attempts finally managed to identify the key ingredient. It is non-carcinogenic and in no other way harmful, and it still protects windows perfectly, even after being exposed to the temperature of 1000 ° C for two hours.

What is equally important, the production process significantly reduces the formation of waste and with the present material we are talking about daily waste in the amount of approx. 20 kilograms, while with traditional fireproof ones it is even ... 150 to 160 kilograms. Interestingly, the new glass is already being used during the renovation of the Global Tower and the construction of the Grand Tower in Frankfurt, so the implementation of the new solution has already started.