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Novel plant-based super-glue developed

Novel plant-based super-glue developed
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London: Researchers have demonstrated that ultrasmall plant-derived crystals can be developed into a super-glue, an advance that may lead to eco-friendly and cost-effective adhesives.

According to the researchers, including those from Aalto University in Finland, a single drop of the “eco” glue has enough strength to hold up to 90 kilogrammes (kg) weight, but can still be easily removed by the touch of a finger, as needed.

The study, published in the journal Advanced Materials, noted that when trying to separate the glued components along the principal plane of the bond, the strength is more than 70 times higher when compared to the direction perpendicular to that plane.

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