Obviously, Space is a more intense environment than Earth but it begs the question; Could materials used to manufacture, let’s say Space blankets (yes, it’s a thing), could it possibly be used in sign manufacturing to increase durability and longevity?
In mid-1990, a team of engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab were fabricating a blanket that could hold up to extreme temperature changes and any other issues that are bound to arise from interplanetary travel. It resulted in creating an ultra-light, reflective film that could be applied over and over in several layers without weighing down the Spacecraft.
From there they teamed up with Dunmore Corporation and came up with a line of specialized Space tapes. (Dunmore also has a line of temperature-resistant tapes that includes varieties for wire and cable wraps, multilayer insulation, and for creating non-stick surfaces).
If such material could be used to keep Spacecraft at room temperature, be able to insulate and be applied in several layers…could it be used for sign manufacturing? Think about it…signs would never get the normal wear and tear from our harsh Canadian weather and they could be built with layer upon layer to be even more durable than the materials we use today.
Although this technology, at the moment, is for NASA and Dunmore, could we see a day where business and establishments have their signage fabricated from the same material used to make pace blankets?