Saloplastics- Dr. Schlenoff
INSI researchers in the Schlenoff group have produced large shapes of biocompatible polymer nanocomposites using “saloplastic” processing, which involves softening and extruding the polymer using salt solutions. The Figure below shows examples of some of the shapes that have been extruded, including textured tapes, rods and tubes. As described in Advanced Functional Materials (2012), the tubes have mechanical properties and dimensions similar to those of blood vessels.
Contact: Joe Schlenoff