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Sugru: The Material That Goes From Silly Putty To Flexible Silicone Overnight

By David Ponce

That title is maybe an oversimplification, or not. Either way, Sugru sounds like a great product. It comes in a sealed bag and when first exposed to air, is the consistency of playdough or silly putty. As time goes by and it cures at room temperature into a tough flexible silicone using the moisture in the air. Working time = 30 mins. Cure time = 24hrs (3-5mm deep). It’s designed to “stick to as many other materials as possible. It forms a strong bond to aluminium, steel, ceramics, glass and other materials including plastics like perspex.”

[It’s] resistant from -60°C to + 180°C. It gets hot and cold but it won’t get softer or harder or melt.It is is silicone, so it’s completely waterproof and durable outdoors. It’s easy to clean with soap and water, oh and It’s fine with sea water too! When sugru cures, it’s flexible rather than rigid. Which means that you can repair things that need to be able to move like textiles, cables, or shoes. And once it’s cured, sugru is pretty much like other silicones – durable in the harsh soapy conditions of your washing machine and dishwasher.

So what do you DO with it? Well, watch the video above.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ BoingBoing Gadgets ]