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Reshapeable Plastic Remembers Original Form

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Ann R. Thryft
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Multi-function uber-plastic?
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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Re: Multi-function uber-plastic?
johnz   8/9/2012 8:02:12 PM
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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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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   8/21/2012 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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