What Do You Know About Self-Healing Plastics?

Despite all growth and development, the world is still suffering from issues like shattered iPhones, broken remotes, and cracked car bumpers. However, a simple solution to this was discovered by researchers working at the University of Illinois by creating a self-healing plastic that will become a practical reality sooner. There is no dearth of self-healing materials that have been into play from last so many centuries, but their usage and application were restricted till date. The team from Illinois claims that their product will be able to take care of cracks and fractures taking place even on the largest scales courtesy their biologically inspired vascular nature. The Chemistry professor here, Jeffery Moore, says, “ We have demonstrated repair of a nonliving, synthetic materials system in a way that is reminiscent of repair-by-regrowth as seen in some living systems.”

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