Tomsk scientists learned how to make flexible plastic from himothodov

Scientists Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) found a way to get out of chemical wastes plastic, more durable, flexible and resilient than usual, the material can be used in the manufacture of car bumpers or body armor, said vice-rector of the university of Science and Innovation Alexei Pestryakov.

According Pestryakova, the main difference in the developed TPU plastic — a three-dimensional cross-linked structure of links, which gives it unique properties. Have a similar structure, for example, rubber or rubber. At the same time, conventional polymers such as polyethylene, linear more fragile structure which is a "long-long beam of molecules." 

The agency's interlocutor said that the polymers are formed from chemical wastes. "This is a very viscous polymers, flexible, but very difficult to break down. If you make of such material bumper car, he, on the one hand, is elastic, so as not to crush, and on the other, will not break like other plastics. Generally, the range of applications wide — until the body armor, "- he said.

Tomsk Polytechnic University was founded in 1896 as the Tomsk Technological Institute Emperor Nicholas II. At present, the university has 11 training institutes, 99 departments, 65 research laboratories, including 20 — International. Innovative TPU belt is 77 small businesses.

In 2012, 22.2 TPU trained thousands of people, including 2.2 thousand students from eight countries of the CIS and 939 — from 39 foreign countries. The teaching staff of the university — 2,1 thousand people, including 325 doctors and more than 1.3 thousand candidates.

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