April 15, 2014
Scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Evonik Industries have developed a self-healing chemistry that allows for rapid healing of a plastic material using mild heating, restoring its initial molecular structure. It is based on a reversible chemical crosslinking reaction*.
- The reaction happens at temperatures from 50°C (122°F) to 120°C (248°F).
- The material can be restored completely in less than 5 minutes, and