Competition: we've teamed up with the makers of Sugru to give away ten packs of their plastic modelling clay for hacking products.
The self-adhesive material can be used to customise, improve, strengthen and mend pretty much any object in any material. It cures at room temperature overnight and becomes tough, flexible, heat resistant and waterproof after 24 hours.
Sugru is one of over 100 curiosities on show as part of the Power of Making exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum, which opened yesterday.
Competition closes 27 September 2011. Ten winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.
Makes your stuff perfect (for you)
Why are so many products just so bad? Uncomfortable tin openers, leaky trainers, they get our goat! Why should you have to spend £20 on a designer tin opener? You shouldn’t! Hack the one you have instead. Power to the (handy) people!
Makes your stuff last (really long)
Sugru can help you dramatically prolong the life of your stuff. By applying in some cases even a teeny tiny bit to your things, you get to keep them for much longer and decrease your impact on our wee world. Repair with gusto!
Very science-y indeed
Extremely clever scientists have been working on Sugru for over 5 years to give it as many great physical properties as possible, so it can be
as versatile and useful as possible for you.
Cures at room temperature: Sugru is like modelling clay when you take it from its pack. Once it’s exposed to air, it cures to a tough flexible silicone overnight using the moisture in the air. Working time = 30 mins. Cure time = 24hrs (3-5 mm deep).
Sugru is designed to stick to as many other materials as possible. It forms a strong bond to aluminium, steel, ceramics, glass and other materials including plastics like perspex. Sugru is resistant from -60 °C to + 180 °C. It gets hot and cold but it won’t get softer or harder or melt.
Sugru is silicone, so it’s completely waterproof and durable outdoors. It’s easy to clean with soap and water, oh and it’s fine with sea water too. When Sugru cures, it’s flexible rather than rigid. Which means that you can repair things that need to be able to move like textiles, cables, or shoes. Once it’s cured, Sugru is pretty much like other silicones – durable in the harsh soapy conditions of your washing machine and dishwasher.
Congratulations to the winners! Cathy Cross and Vissy Plati in the UK, Sonja Tonev in Serbia, Jonathan Geffen in Germany, Mercedita Andrew and Sofia Castillo in the USA, Akhilesh Tekchand in India, Erdem Yildirimer in Turkey, Andrea Francesconi in Italy and Ruxandra Grigorasall in Romania all won a pack of Sugru.