Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe
marypcb

  • Music:

Is this not nifty: waterproof paper you can still write on

It's a classic story of developing a product for one thing and finding out it works for something else: Ecology Coatings started out making quick-drying UV-activated paint and discovered that when you spay it on paper you end up with something that feels like normal paper but doesn't get wet. It's nanotechnology not because it's any kind of bot but because it's nanoscale particles that penetrate the paper rather than just sitting is a layer on the surface. Nifty materials science: let's hope the first application isn't waterproof tickets for traffic wardens...
Tags: geek, links
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments