Sticky foam as a less-than-lethal technology

  title={Sticky foam as a less-than-lethal technology},
  author={Steven Harris Scott},
  booktitle={Defense + Security Symposium},
  • S. Scott
  • Published in Defense + Security Symposium 31 December 1996
  • Environmental Science
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in 1994 completed a project funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to determine the applicability of sticky foam for correctional applications. Sticky foam is an extremely tacky, tenacious material used to block, entangle, and impair individuals. The NIJ project developed a gun capable of firing multiple shots of sticky foam, tested the gun and sticky foam effectiveness on SNL volunteers acting out prison and law enforcement scenarios, and had the… 
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  • Sandia Report, July
  • 1994