Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 258–262

Adhesive designed by nature (and tested at Redstone Arsenal)

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10098-004-0244-0

Cite this article as:
Combie, J., Steel, A. & Sweitzer, R. Clean Techn Environ Policy (2004) 6: 258. doi:10.1007/s10098-004-0244-0


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.

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© Springer-Verlag 2004

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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