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2DPA-1 – A new type of plastic, twice as durable as steel, makes smartphones incredibly lightweight and durable

Known as 2DPA-1, the new plastic invented by MIT researchers is twice as durable as steel, but has similar thermal and electroconductive properties. The completely artificial material can be cast in molds such as PET and about as light as regular plastic. According to the research team that invented it, 2DPA-1 can be used for almost the same applications as ordinary plastic, but its much higher strength allows to reduce the quantities used and...