By Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline
Published: 18:36 GMT, 5 December 2019 | Updated: 08:39 GMT, 6 December 2019
Materials scientists have created a 'hyper' glue robust enough for use in heavy duty protective gear by developing ultra-strong connections at the molecular level.
The liquid adhesive, developed by Canadian researchers with specially-developed 'cross-linking' molecules, can bind plastics better than any commercial glues.
In demonstrations, two pieces of plastic secured by the glue appeared impossible to break under human force.
The Canadian government is backing a project to use the glue in bulletproof clothing for emergency responders.
Researchers in Canada unsuccessfully attempted to separate two pieces of plastic attached by their new 'hyper' glue
Cross-linking technology tightly binds materials where commercial glues cannot
Canadian researchers used bis-diazirine molecules as cross-linking agents
These molecules can be activated or heat or light to form carbenes
Carbenes are reactive molecules that readily insert into polymer carbon-hydrogen bonds
This allows the cross-linking of essentially any organic polymer
'By using this cross-linking technology, we're better able to strongly fuse together different layers of fabric types to create the next generation of clothing for extreme environments,' said organic chemistry Professor Jeremy Wulff at the University of Victoria, Canada.sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more from dailymail.....