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Reshapeable Plastic Remembers Original Form
8/9/2012

A new shape-memory plastic that makes QR code labels look like Salvador Dali's famous floppy watch could prove useful in product and brand protection. Since codes can be read only when the labels are in their permanent, original shape, labels can store information that makes products tough to counterfeit.   (Source: Bayer MaterialScience)
A new shape-memory plastic that makes QR code labels look like Salvador Dali's famous floppy watch could prove useful in product and brand protection. Since codes can be read only when the labels are in their permanent, original shape, labels can store information that makes products tough to counterfeit.
(Source: Bayer MaterialScience)

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Greg M. Jung
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Greg M. Jung   8/21/2012 4:30:22 PM
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Thanks Ann.  This also reminds me of memory metals and all the neat, new applications that continued to pop up.  I expect to see more and more creative uses for these plastics also.

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Ann R. Thryft   8/21/2012 12:21:26 PM
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Good question, Greg. Since this is just out of R&D, there may not be any data on that yet. At least, I didn't see it mentioned. For one thing, it would depend on the type of plastic and its specific formulation.

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Greg M. Jung   8/20/2012 10:23:11 PM
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Good breakthrough.  Any sense of how the material properties might degrade as the plastic is reshaped again and again?

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johnz   8/9/2012 8:02:12 PM
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Interesting usage of QR Codes. They are becoming very popular. Especially in web. And you can easily add QR Code to the website using http://www.pageqrcode.com service

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Ann R. Thryft   8/9/2012 4:13:35 PM
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While researching and writing this, I kept wondering what would happen if it were possible to coming memory plastic capabilities with the self-healing characteristics of the plastic that indicates by a color change when it's been damaged: http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=242838 That would be one multi-function uber-material.

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