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Exciting news as a self-healing water-resistant electronic skin is created

Researches at the National University of Singapore have created a transparent electronic skin which is touch-sensitive, stretchable, and can repair itself in dry, as well as, wet conditions. The researches were inspired by studying jellyfish and the skin created can heal itself when submerged underwater or in the air. There are wide-ranging uses for this novel material, including water-resistant touch screens, as well as being able to mimic biological tissue in the form of soft robots. Roofing material manufacturers are now looking into the benefits this new technology may bring to the roofing Industry in the UK.

 

UK Roofing can experience some of the harshest weather in Europe

Severe weather events are looking likely to increase in the future due to climate change. This would include droughts, flooding, heatwaves, snowfall as well as severe gales.
A pitched roof, which accounts for around a third of the visible area of a building, is the primary means of protecting a building from the elements.

 

RTA members believe that the following are important to consider for good quality roof tiles in the UK:

  • Frost resistant
  • Wind and rain resistant
  • Installation standards

This will help to ensure that your roof tiles, associated products, and systems will withstand the UK climate and stay watertight and durable. Call RTBRS for all the latest building and Roofing materials in Rainham and the surrounding areas.