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Researchers develop a toxin-free adhesive system inspired by underwater creatures

Purdue University researchers have developed a unique, toxin-free adhesive system developed from underwater creatures. They hope it will make plywood, cardboard boxes and other packaging – combined $100 billion industries – both safer and easier to use.  The Purdue team's adhesive is inspired from underwater creatures and does not contain formaldehyde, a major component of common glues used in the manufacturing of composite wood products such as plywood and fiberboard and linked to some types of cancers. These materials are common in the construction of houses and furniture.  Read more...



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