A group of researchers from the University of Michigan says they have developed a new mold-breaking method that could help make concrete planters more durable.
The research team said the method, called Soft Plastic Molding, can be used to make concrete plans in less than a day and it uses less energy than traditional molding methods.
It’s the first time the team has developed a mold-busting method that uses natural substances rather than synthetic materials, they said in a statement.
It can also be applied to other types of materials, including plastic and metal.
The scientists also said the new mold is more efficient than other methods, which rely on heat to break down the mold and turn it into the desired shape.
It is similar to the way a mold grows, said research associate and first author Andrew F. Cappella.
Mold grows on a molding surface, which can be formed by water, oil or a combination of the two.
The mold is then broken down and dissolved by the water, Cappellas research said.
The process can take up to a day.
Soft Plastic Mold is used to create mold, but it’s also used to produce other materials that could be used in concrete plans, like cement.
The researchers also said it can be applied for both soft and hard concrete plans.
The new method could help pave the way for new types of concrete that can be made more durable, they added.