New coating "automatically seals cracks" in concrete

02/24/2013 | Inhabitat ·

A new "self-healing concrete coating" has been developed by a team of South Korean scientists that could "automatically seal cracks, preventing water from entering the material." The coating has microcapsules that contain a substance that can seal cracks. "Our self-healing coating is the first example of capsule-type photo-induced self-healing system, and offers the advantages of catalyst-free, environment-friendly, inexpensive, practical healing," the scientists said.

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