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New Class of Plastic discovered that is self-healing, solvent-resistant while being completely recyclable (Video)

May 20, 2014 — by feedmeister0

The first new class of polymers discovered in over 20 years by IBM researchers is the world’s first family of materials that are stronger than bone, self-healing and solvent-resistant while being completely recyclable back to their starting material. These new experimental polymers, coming by way of a novel ‘computational chemistry’ hybrid approach to accelerate the materials discovery process, could deliver cheaper, lighter, stronger and recyclable materials ideal for the semiconductor, aerospace, airline and automotive industries.