INNOVATION: Plant-based particles and water form an 'eco' super-glue.

14. March 2020 | Material | via

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Microscopic view of the bonding process (Credit:

In a study published in Advanced Materials, researchers at Aalto University, the University of Tokyo, Sichuan University, and the University of British Columbia have demonstrated that plant-derived cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) can form an adhesive that fully integrates the concepts of sustainability, performance, and cost which are generally extremely challenging to achieve simultaneously.