IBM researchers just created a new polymer that is flexible, self-healing, strong and recyclable! Dr. Jeannette Garcia was in IBM’s lab experimenting with high-performance materials when she created an unexpected polymer. To read more about this discovery in a scientific journal, please click here.

Today’s materials commonly experience stress fracture cracks which sometimes make them difficult to recycle, however the self-healing and strong nature of this new experimental polymer might increase the amount of recyclable materials.

IBM recently posted a video that shows the polymer and explains some exciting potential applications:

 

(Source: http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/15/ibm-self-healing-polymer/)

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