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NASA helps protect firefighters while they are protecting you.
In the late 1950s, Dr. Carl Marvel first synthesized Polybenzimidazole (PBI) while studying the creation of high-temperature stable polymers for the U.S. Air Force. In 1963, NASA and the Air Force Materials Laboratory sponsored research for PBI to be developed as a non-flammable and thermally stable textile fiber. PBI was introduced to fire service in 1978 and Dr. Marvel was awarded the “National Medal of Science” by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, PBI was instrumental in spaceflight. It was used on Apollo, Skylab, and in shuttle missions. PBI withstands the dangers associated with firefighting, arc flash, and flash fire, and is used for uniforms in firefighting, emergency response, motor sports, military, and aerospace.
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