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HJ3’s Carbon Fibre in ‘Hurricane Proof House’

  • Tuesday, 5th February 2008
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Smash Lab’s team of maverick engineers have taken on a Tucson company’s new technology, wrapping a mobile home in carbon fibre and then trying to rip it apart.

“We had a great time with the Smash Lab team and were glad to see our work hold up under their barrage of tests,” said Jim Butler, HJ3 president. “It was really entertaining, and the underlying science shows how HJ3 can help save lives and prevent the destruction of property in all kinds of extreme conditions.”

The Discovery Channel began airing the Smash Lab segment “Hurricane Proof House” on Wednesday.

In addition to Smash Lab’s recent attempt at demolition, the HJ3 product qualified for Department of Defense and Army Corp of Engineer jobs after withstanding a 212-pound bomb blast at the New Mexico Tech Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center in Socorro.


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