Researchers from the world’s largest rubber band manufacturer are working with scientists to make their product immortal.
Alliance Rubber Co. is partnering some British researchers to put graphene into its rubber bands. This will make the rubber bands literately unbreakable and 200 times stronger than steel.
According to the director of business strategy at Alliance Jason Risner, the company is spending the next year working with University of Sussex researchers to ascertain the perfect ratio of graphene to rubber. Alliance plans to sell these graphene-infused rubber bands to a number of industries as soon as it’s perfected.
Graphene is the wonder material known for its strength and other exceptional properties
What is Graphene? It is an allotrope of carbon in the form of a two-dimensional, atomic-scale, hexagonal lattice in which one atom forms each vertex. It is the basic structural element of other allotrope’s, including graphite, charcoal, carbon nanotubes and fullerenes. Read more