Blog: Leonie BarrieA tight spot

Leonie Barrie | 25 February 2008

Of all the possible uses for a new material that can repair itself after it rips – such as adding durability to artificial bones or making unbreakable glass – the most heading grabbing application is the potential for a self-mending laddered stocking. 

Its inventors say that when torn, the ‘sticky edges’ of the rubber substance can be simply pushed together and given time to bond. After 15 minutes, the join is as good as new. And it’s now ready for commercial use.

Beginning of the end for laddered tights


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