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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 ]








  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Martin-Murd/1628091753 Martin Murd

    Damn it :)

    I now got another good reason to vist UK and Ireland. I want some of this stuff.

  • mcman

    Remember that girl you see above because she will be filthy rich in less than 2 years.

  • http://twitter.com/alexcue alexcue

    I was lucky enough to get in an order for the second batch, so when it shows up (in February, oh my god!) I'm probably going to drive the wife nuts with all the stuff I plan to hack. I wonder how long it will take before some company like 3M buys them out for a pretty penny?

  • bushworlda

    all kind of color of Mbt shoes to be chosen, maybe Mbt sport black of Mbt Sportcatalog will please you.

  • Jessicat

    What an amazing product! I want a bag. That would be so helpful in so many situations.

  • Phlow

    I've got a friend who does product design and he loves epoxy. I forwarded this stuff on to him so hopefully his inventions will get a touch classier.

  • Phlow

    I've got a friend who does product design and he loves epoxy. I forwarded this stuff on to him so hopefully his inventions will get a touch classier.