Two different technologies produce self-healing polymers:
Encapsulation : encapsulated reactive components which are released when damages arise and reconstitute the material.
ExpertRepair : materials capable to reforming their initial shape due to the high mobility of the polymer chains. They are hyper-branched polymers with glass transition temperatures below the temperature of use.
The healing time depends directly on temperature, so with temperatures far above the glass transition, self-healing can be immediate.
Temperature and time for self-healing can be accurately adjusted in a broad temperature range
ExpertRepair products can be filled and used as a matrix for composite materials
Mechanical properties can be adjusted for a given application
Coating for wires
- Coating for tires