Self Healing Plastic

A new plastic has been created which can heal it’s self. Uses for such plastic could be medical implants, self-repairing materials for airplanes and spacecraft. It works by using channels in a second layer under the top layer. When the top layer cracks the crack is filled by a liquid healing agent and when mixed with a catalyst forming a polymer. The amount of times the plastic can heal is not restricted. This process is not new although it seems an easier way of accomplishing the task has been created. There is potential for other materials to contain self healing agents which could lead to a whole host of cool applications.

Via: Mybottlemessage


  1. Wow. The applications in the medical field alone should be enough reason to continue development.

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