With their home-made frame for a fire-rated window, schoolboys Wolfgang Horn and Marvin Petau from Stolpen, Saxony, came second in the regional stage of the Jugend forscht competition for young scientists. Following their success, they wanted their design to undergo real fire testing. The frame was fitted with special glass provided by Arnold Brandschutzglas and subjected to a temperature of 1000 degrees Celsius at MFPA Leipzig’s fire testing facility in Laue. The design withstood the heat for 90 minutes, placing it squarely in the second-best fire protection category.
MFPA Leipzig supported the experiment as part of the Sachen Machen (Let’s Make Things) initiative led by the Association of German Engineers (VDI).