X-Flex is a new kind of wallpaper: one that’s quite possibly stronger than the wall it’s on. Invented by Berry Plastics in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, this lifesaving adhesive is designed for use anyplace that’s prone to blasts and other lethal forces, like in war or natural-disaster zones, chemical plants or airports.
The super-strength stuff can keep walls from collapsing after an impact, and also prevents debris from exploding inward into the room. The wallpaper comes in a roll with a sticky backing; for some counter-insurgency home decorating, you simply remove the backing and press the sheets to the walls. In less than an hour, an entire room can be covered. X-Flex manufacturer, Berry Plastics
, plans to release a commercial version soon, which could actually be very useful if you happen to live in a hurricane zone. To see how X-Flex holds up, PopSci gave the wallpaper the old wrecking ball test. See the video here
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