A Vietnamese chemist has invented a new application to the cereal popular in Asian countries. Hard and light coatings can now be made by applying layers of special paint on the substrate. The main ingredient of this paint is rice husk, which is bound by an adhesive composition.
The result is a composite material that combines lightness, strength and flexibility. During the tests, a coating consisting of four dozen layers of such paint stopped the pistol bullet fired from the 2 meter distance. According to chemist Ho Nguyen Thi (Hoe Thi Nguyen), the paint can be used to create lightweight and durable body armor, according to Than Nien News.