Self-healing plastic

Date:16 August 2011 Tags:

Researchers have developed a polymer that can heal itself when placed under ultraviolet light for less than a minute. The scientists envision that re-healable materials like theirs could be used in automotive paints, varnishes for floors and furniture, and many other applications. Watch a video showing how the polymer heals itself under UV light…

Read more about the self-healing plastic in Tech watch in the September 2011 issue of Popular Mechanics – on sale on 22 August.

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