Science Journal 3 (Gryptonite)

Science Journal 3 (Gryptonite)

In the past we have developed a few prototypes to meet the requirements for our polymer; however, not all of these have been 100% successful. In fact many of them were failures. In the end we were able to develop one polymer that though did not fully meet our requirements met enough of them to be a somewhat successful and work as a polymer. Some of the characteristics it met where grip, mold ability and resilience. We tested traction by putting it on a ruler and holding first at a 45 degree angle to test traction; however, even when it was held at 90 degrees it did not fall or slide so that was a complete success. It also proved very easy to mold and stretch to any shape. The only huge problem was that it could be difficult to maintain its shape after you molded it. After leaving it in the plastic bag for a while this problem was solved as it became less sticky and would hold its own shape better. Now our main problem is finding a way we can reduce stickiness even further as even now it still is rather difficult to work with for extended periods of time. We want to do this by sprinkling Guar gum over the polymer and kneading it to mix it thoroughly.

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