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9 March 2023 by Brent Balinski
A new type of fire-resistant cladding, developed by RMIT University researchers and using 83 per cent recycled glass, is currently being commercialised.
Results of the long-running project are being patented by Livefield and heading towards manufacture, according to a statement from the university.
The solution – panels of which have been installed at RMIT’s Bundoora campus (pictured) – uses recycled glass, plus plastic binders and fire-retardant materials.
The cladding overcomes previous issues of brittleness attached to glass-based claddings, and has met the key AS1530.1 standard for non-combustibility, said research lead Associate Professor Dilan Robert.
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