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Glass fiber ice skid

In April 2015, Canadian scientists developed an inexpensive and effective method to embed glass fibers in elastic rubber. This new material can be used to make winter non-slip shoes. The material is made of a rubber plastic called a thermoplastic polyurethane. Thousands of glass fibers are embedded in the rubber, such as tiny nails, making the rubber feel like a fine sandpaper.

Mar 30, 2018