Starlite, the nuclear blast-defying plastic that could change the world

Starlite, the nuclear blast-defying plastic that could change the world

A scientist named Maurice Ward invented a material a couple of decades ago which could potentially withstand the force of 75 Hiroshimas.

He now carries a piece of plastic which can bend in various directions.

He claims that it came from a nuclear blast but does not carry any nuclear stuff.

Ward invented Starlite, which is known to be nearly impossible to produce and has changed the typical assumptions regarding physics and thermodynamics.

Starlite is able to withstand temperatures which could usually melt diamonds over and over.

Ward’s lawyer believes that this would greatly benefit mankind in years to come.


Ward, along with his wife and four daughters, used to run a small business of plastics.

Interestingly, the family used to deal in ladies hairdressing whereby Ward would mix dyes and hair products on his own.

He claims that he was already doing what Garnier and L’Oreal have now managed to achieve.

This explains why he feels people from the north would visit him on a regular basis.

Ward purchased an extruder from ICI, which is a system for producing cross sections of plastic.

Apparently, this was too big to keep in the space and attract customers.

Ward installed the extruder in his factory, instead.

At one point, Ward got a failed extruded material that he threw in the bin.

Ward took inspiration from the loss of lives in a plane crash incident as British Airtours plane crashed and caught fire.

He made some more of the stuff using a food mixer and christened it before mixing and blending it further.

He claims that he produced twenty formulations each day and extruded them in the form of a sheet.

This sheet could then resist up to 2,500 degrees of heat and remained cool enough to touch. Plus, it can be moulded with ease.

Source: TheTelegraph

Image source: Chris Brooks