Engineers at the University of Southern California have developed a type of 3D-printed rubber that can repair itself, holding promise for products such as tires and shoes. The key was achieving just the right combination of a chemical group called thiols and an oxidizer to create self-repairing disulfides through photopolymerization.
Sign up for AIChE SmartBrief
News for chemical engineers
Get the intelligence you need: news and information that is changing your industry today, hand-curated by our professional editors from thousands of sources and delivered straight to your inbox.