Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 258–262 | Cite as

Adhesive designed by nature (and tested at Redstone Arsenal)

  • J. CombieEmail author
  • A. Steel
  • R. Sweitzer
Original Paper


Many adhesives are not particularly environmentally friendly. Montana Biotech has been working on an affordable, water-based adhesive produced from a renewable resource. The high molecular weight polysaccharide is non-cytotoxic, biodegradable and has a melting point of 225 °C. This “green” adhesive has good tensile strength approximately 6.2 mPa on bare aluminum and is especially useful on epoxy glass and manufactured woods. Cured adhesive maintained full strength in an environmental chamber during a week-long 85% humidity, temperature-cycling program.


Shear Strength Extracellular Polymeric Substance Bond Shear Strength Medium Density Fiberboard Xanthomonas Campestris 
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The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) for funding the work reported herein.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Montana BiotechRock HillUSA
  2. 2.AMSAM-RD-PS-CMUS Army Aviation and Missile CommandRedstone ArsenalUSA
  3. 3.Titan Corporation/Engineering, Environment and Logistics Oversight OfficeRedstone ArsenalUSA

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