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His team has created a type of rubber that melds together again when broken ends are pinched together. The mended rubber has all the strength of the original. It could make repairing car fan belts, rubber bands and punctured rubber goods like kitchen gloves a cinch, Leibler says. It might result in strange new product hollister sale s, too, such as bags that completely se hollister sale hollister sale al up and need ripping open to retrieve the contents. “You don’t need a zip when you can make a resealable hole in it,” Leibler says.