The molten aluminium being poured out onto the thin black fabric is bubbling at a scorching 816C. That’s hot. And yet for all the heat and fire and flame power, the magic fabric easily withstands the burning liquid metal. The fabric doesn’t catch fire, it doesn’t get burnt through, and there’s not a single hole in it. What is this sorcery?
It’s CarbonX non-flammable fabric. National Geographic’s The Showdown of The Unbeatables explains:
CarbonX is an acrylic fibre that is partially charred in an incinerator, a carbon sheath forms around an unburned acrylic core. When this charred fibre is exposed to heat, the acrylic core burns completely, absorbing the heat energy of the flame.
The fabric can dissipate energy and deflect the heat away, all while being incredibly thin and light. It’s used by race car drivers and fire fighters, but I think it’s basically magic material from the fire gods.