Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Wear this! Sugru silicon clay competition

"Cures at room temperature: Sugru is like modelling clay when you take it from its pack. Once it’s exposed to air, it cures to a tough flexible silicone overnight using the moisture in the air. Working time = 30 mins. Cure time = 24hrs (3-5 mm deep).

Sugru is 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. Sugru is resistant from -60 °C to + 180 °C. It gets hot and cold but it won’t get softer or harder or melt.

Sugru 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. Once it’s cured, Sugru is pretty much like other silicones – durable in the harsh soapy conditions of your washing machine and dishwasher."

This could be an interesting material to work with for our wearables project. Dezeen and Sugru are giving away packets of Sugru as competition prizes - the competition closes on 27th September - more info at DEZEEN…

Via the very slick DEZEEN website

1 comment:

  1. That seems really interesting, I'm having a look at their site now, thanks George!


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