Plastic that turns to clay when heated

Polysis, a specialist developer of polyurethane resins and resin products, markets haplafreely, a plastic that turns to clay when heated to temperatures above 60°C. When immersed in hot water or heated with a heat gun, the plastic becomes easy to shape, and hardens again as it cools, starting from around 40°C and returning to its original hardness by the time it reaches room temperature.

“For instance, engine components need to be placed on a base for stability. haplafreely can be used to form bases on which to place unstable objects. Motorcycle handlebars sometimes need working on with a screwdriver, and haplafreely can also be used in large quantities as a protective covering material.”

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