Nanocrystals bond silicone to PTFE


The potential for silicone in medical applications keeps growing.

In the newest development, researchers in Germany have discovered a way to join silicone and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) using nano-scaled crystal linkers as internal staples. A major side benefit is that it's a purely mechanical process, ensuring no change in the chemical structure of the polymers.

Potential applications include breathing masks, implants or sensors.
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