View Full Version : Self repairing plastic

05-09-2014, 04:08 AM
Imagine what magic it can do if you made your lures out of this new materials:

Regenerating plastic grows back after damage
Date: May 8, 2014
Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Looking at a smooth sheet of plastic in a laboratory, no one would guess that an impact had recently blasted a hole through it. Researchers have developed materials that not only heal, but regenerate. Until now, self-repairing materials could only bond tiny microscopic cracks. The new regenerating materials fill in large cracks and holes by regrowing material.

Regenerating plastic grows back after damage -- ScienceDaily (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140508172312.htm)

05-09-2014, 06:24 AM
Looks like cool stuff with a lot of applications.

Might be good for coating the bottom of a drift boat.