This Rubber Coating Thwarts Ice by Allowing it to Simply Slide Off

By: Michael Hemsworth - Mar 15, 2016
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In the winter, scrapping ice off your car is definitely not a favorable pastime, so a new rubber coating spray could be in the works to make your car impermeable to ice.

Developed by researchers at the University of Michigan, the synthetic spray works by offering a somewhat tacky feeling on the surface. While some might believe this would actually hold on even tighter to ice, the material allows it to simply slip right off through slight bending or a gentle breeze. This could be a revolutionary advancement for automobiles to adopt onto their exteriors to help conquer winter weather conditions.

The rubber coating was developed by Anush Tuteja and other researchers who created the inexpensive composite by blending existing materials.