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Friday, October 5, 2007


New plastic is strong as steel, transparent

"ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- By mimicking a brick-and-mortar molecular structure found in seashells, University of Michigan researchers created a composite plastic that's as strong as steel but lighter and transparent.

It's made of layers of clay nanosheets and a water-soluble polymer that shares chemistry with white glue."

(Source: University of Michigan)


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