Scientists Create Self Healing Plastic
Scientists from Spain have developed self healing polymer.This plastic can be cut in half and left to repair itself without any outside assistance.It is called “Terminator”,this polymer could be used to help everyday items last longer through normal wear and tear.This could reduce the amount of broken products sent to landfills and help avoid costly repairs. Tests show that the Terminator plastic can heal almost completely when two pieces are pressed together and left to sit for just two hours. Once re-joined,the plastic can be manually stretched without breaking or snapping.The polymer could potentially be added to plastic parts in cars,houses and electronics.Since the material is extremely soft, researchers are also working on developing a stronger version that could have other industrial applications. Please see the video.