Our group was assigned to make a polymer that can be used as a sound insulator and we decided to make one for high heels. Our product name is ” High Heels Maketh Manners” because it is for high heels and the “Maketh” part is from a quote in the movie,”Kingsmen” according to Christina. It was not easy to make a sound insulator for high heels because high heels tend to have very pointy heels and for the polymer to reduce the sound it make it must have enough tension to hold aganist the heel.
We had many trials and experiments to figure out the best way to make a polymer that can be used for high heels. Our first polymer was made using 15ml of borax, 15ml of liquid glue and 7ml of water. The first polymer we created failed because the amount of borax was too much and made the polymer ummoldable. Also it was too weak and was easily poked through which means it probably can not withstand the sharp point of a high heel.
After realizing that using both Borax and Glue with huge amounts just cause the polymer to become unmoldable and too sticky. So our group decided to create the second polymer mixing Super Slime with Boogers added PVA solution and Guar gum. We added Guar gum to put less tension and make the polymer more rubbery. Because it takes a long time to create the booger and the super slime, me and Sharon worked making the booger While Christina focused on making a Super Slim. The materials used to create the Boogers were 15ml of liquid starch and 13ml of Glue. The Super slime was made using 20ml of PVA solution and 4ml of Borax. we’ve added 3g of liquid glue, again, because the polymer has to stick onto the high heel.
We made our final polymer using p 20ml of 1.5g of Guar Gum ,PVA solution ,4ml of Borax, 15ml of Liquid Starchand 15g of Glue. Our semi final polymer worked successfully because although it did not entirely cover up the sound that high heel make, it did reduce it and because of it I think our group made a successful sound insulator polymer.