World's first self-healing plastic

Scientists develop world’s first self-healing elastomer, a plastic that can be cut in half and then repair itself without any intervention.   Have a look at the video…

New material discovered by Spanish researchers who call it ‘Terminator’ (from the movie), was 97% healed in two hours after being cut in two by scientists.

The self-healing elastomers were created from common polymeric starting materials:

“The fact that poly(urea-urethane)s with similar chemical composition and mechanical properties are already used in a wide range of commercial products makes this system very attractive for a fast and easy implementation in real industrial applications.”

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source RSC