Existing materials are challenged by mechanical and chemical forces that limit their function and lifetime. For these reasons there is an urgent need for materials
that can heal themselves and/or efficiently be recycled as clearly evidenced by the recent focus on circular economy, both globally and in Denmark. For example, many classes of self-healing materials have been proposed, differing by whether they allow one time or repeated healing, whether they are slow or fast acting, and whether they are self-initiating or require an external trigger to work. Many excellent selfhealing materials have been proposed, however, it remains a very significant challenge to incorporate such properties into multifunctional materials, because these chemistries may interfere with the other desired function or vice versa.
The projects has been initiated by: ECCO, Velux and Radisurf
Reversible assembly/dis-assembly of polymer-metal parts
Simple 2D model of catechol-based reversible adhesive system
Reversible Adhesives Based on Catechols and Metal Ions