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Is There a Future for Bio-based Adhesives?

Posted July 12, 2015 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

An Adhesives & Sealants commentary argues for the renewed use of bio-based feedstocks - rather than petrochemicals - in the manufacture of adhesives. The article points out that some of the earliest adhesives were based on tar, plant resins, and iron oxide. While the industry has been dominated by the low-cost availability of petrochemicals in recent years, the author believes there is much value to be gained from returning to biologics - and he explains how the petrochemical industry can not only help, but profit from collaboration with bio-based materials companies.


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07/13/2015 4:23 AM

Learnt something.

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07/14/2015 7:20 PM

These guys have been using them for years.

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