Scientists create paint that can heal itself
A scratch on your car can ruin your day and cost a bundle at the body shop.
But scientists at Case Western Reserve University say they’ve invented a type of paint that can heal itself. It could be used in automotive paints and varnishes for floors and furniture.
All it takes is an ultraviolet light to fill in the scratch.
The idea improves upon other experimental coatings that relied on heat to repair scratches, said Stuart Rowan, a polymer chemist at Case Western.