US-made pearl plastic is stronger than steel

“In one of the US universities American researchers created plastic, which is much stronger than steel and 8 times lighter than it,” as in materials of https://hightech.fm/ published.

A pearl was taken as the key part of the creation of plastic. The material is tough and durable and can be used for the manufacture of body armor, helmets and other protective equipment, as well as for the production of armor for ships, helicopters and other equipment.

A modified type of polyethylene - ultra-high molecular weight high density polyethylene - is the basis of plastic. Such polyethylene is used now for the production of prostheses of joints and bones, wear-resistant pipes, insulation material and guitar picks. To improve the properties of a thermoplastic polymer scientists used pearls.