Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bend me, shape me

Sugru, or Formerol, is a patented multi-purpose, non-slumping brand of silicone rubber that resembles modeling clay out of the package. Sugru was developed by and is marketed by FormFormForm, a company in Hackney, London.

Sugru is malleable when removed from its airtight, moisture-proof packaging, retains its plasticity for thirty minutes,[3] and is self-curing at room temperature after approximately 24 hours. The material adheres to aluminium, steel, copper, ceramics, glass, fabric, brass, leather, plywood and other materials including ABS plastics. When cured, it has a 'soft touch' or slightly flexible, graspable texture similar to features commonly found in soft overmolds. It is waterproof and dishwasher-safe, and the material is thermally insulating, with a service temperature range between −50 and 180 °C. Sugru is not resistant to some solvents. The product has a shelf life of six months.

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