What ever happened to Starlite?

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What ever happened to Starlite?

#1  Postby Macdoc » Dec 23, 2018 8:33 pm

Published on Dec 19, 2018
In this video I attempt to recreate a lost supermaterial called Starlite. This material could supposedly resist temperatures up to 10,000 degrees Celsius, having undergone testing by NASA and the Atomic Weapons Establishment in the UK. I believe in this video I have come close in function to the original formula for Starlite, but there is still some work to be done. My result works very well, but for a few reasons I may talk about in a future video I do not believe Starlite used PVA glue as it's binder, and I also suspect a different CO2 producer was used instead of baking soda. More experiments are required.

Before he passed away in 2011 the creator of Starlite, Maurice Ward, created a YouTube channel where a few of the test videos were uploaded for anyone to see: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIXw...

If there is enough interest in this video I may put together a follow up where I demonstrate alternate compositions for how to make Starlite, and discuss my thoughts on why Starlite was never successfully commercialized.

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