28 Feb '17, 12pm

New material made from fiber-reinforced hydrogels is 5 times tougher than steel

New material made from fiber-reinforced hydrogels is 5 times tougher than steel

in Japan have created a flexible, eco-friendly material that’s five-times stronger than carbon steel. The “fiber-reinforced soft composite” made by combining polyampholyte hydrogels with woven glass fiber fabric creates a bendable material that’s extremely durable. The material’s uses are manifold, but perhaps most exciting is for bearing the load of artificial ligaments and tendons.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/new-material-made-from-fiber-reinfor...

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