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IBM researchers discover new class of industrial polymers

3:35 AM MDT | May 19, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Scientists from IBM Research (Armonk, NY) have discovered a new class of polymer materials that can potentially transform manufacturing and fabrication in the fields of transportation, aerospace, and microelectronics, IBM says. Two new related classes of material have been discovered. These possess a very distinctive range of properties that include high stiffness, solvent resistance, the ability to heal themselves once a crack is introduced, and the ability to be used as a resin for filled composite materials to bolster their strength, the company says. ...

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