Earth-Friendly Tape Adhesive is Made from Plants

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Jul 9, 2010 • References: content.usatoday & sustainablebusinessoregon
Oregon State University scientists were looking for a substance that could be used in the manufacture of wood composites when they accidentally discovered an earth-friendly tape adhesive. The vegetable-oil-based adhesive can be used for duct tape, packaging tape, and other pressure-sensitive adhesive products.

Because the new earth-friendly tape adhesive does not use petrochemicals, is completely renewable and has the potential to capture market share in the $26 billion adhesive industry, OSU has applied for a patent on the technology and is seeking a business partner. Stats for Vegetable-Powered Bonding Trending: Older & Chilly
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