Our strategy may take advantage of a variety of chemistries, for instance, by incorporating a reactive group into the polymer architecture through grafting or copolymerization of a functional co-monomer and subsequently coupling with di-functional crosslinking agents that react in a reversible manner.

For the case of thermo-reversible crosslinking, reversion to the non-crosslinked thermoplastic state may be achieved by the application of high temperatures wherein Thermoreversible the entropic gains of crosslinking de-crosslinking overcome the enthalpy driving force of crosslinking