Penn State researchers have devised a new textile that uses organic proteins

Ripped jeans will now be a thing of the past thanks to this breakthrough technology that produces self-healing plastic. The Penn State Researchers discovered this technology through the use of squid teeth proteins, otherwise known as yep, which they turn into liquid form to put on cotton, wool and other fabrics. The process uses yeast and bacteria to allow the protein to liquefy. Adding warm water allows the self-healing plastic to attach itself to the edges of ripped or torn material. While it’s not a perfect technique yet, the end product is assured to be flexible and stronger than before.

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