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Natural adhesives are made from organic sources such as vegetable starch (dextrin), natural resins, or animals (e.g. the milk protein casein and hide-based animal glues).  Naturally derived adhesives, also referred to as bio-based-, renewable-, sustainable-, environment-friendly adhesives, are especially used in the packaging industry.

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Oct 5, 2018 | Article

Barriers to the Development of Wood Biomass Derived Bioproducts

By Pascal Xanthopoulos

The most important barriers towards the development of wood bio-based products market are their high pricing in terms of purchase and the technological barriers that still face many of the related...

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Jul 13, 2018 | Article

Bio-based Adhesives – Reclaiming Waste

By Thorsten Leupold

Learn how utilizing bio-based adhesives over conventional equivalents can be a sustainable approach with lower overall CO2-footprints. Also, learn the future aspects for biopolymers in adhesive...

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May 28, 2018 | Article

Wood Chemistry Reinvents Polymers for a Greener Future

By Pascal Xanthopoulos

Bioplastics account for ca. 1% of the 320 million tons of plastic globally produced each year. Though bioplastics are still considered to be a niche, their global production is expected to grow by...

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Apr 26, 2018 | Article

Enter into the ‘Sticky’ World of Bioadhesion!

By SpecialChem

Nature produces a wide variety of glues. From mucus of snails to the bonding principle of orchids or the tree frogs, the scope of biological adhesives is not limited to only the gecko! Many living...

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Apr 2, 2018 | Article

Advances in Wood Biomass-derived Chemicals

By Pascal Xanthopoulos

The main chemical components of wood are cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin and extractives. Paper manufacturers, wood bio-refineries and extraction companies already isolate such wood constituents...

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Dec 15, 2017 | Article

Impact of Circular Economy on Adhesives & Sealants Industry

By Lorna Williams

The manufacturing of adhesives and sealants is a complex world with much different chemistry, with formulations taking different forms. Also, each formulation often requires different production...

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Dec 5, 2017 | Article

Adhesive Industry Wrap-Up 2017 & What Will Come in 2018?

By Dr. Vysakh Prasad

The adhesives and sealant market is extremely diverse and complex with numerous products with broad application windows. Regulations and approvals for each industry sector are different and vary...

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Jun 29, 2017 | Article

NatureWorks Targets C.A.S.E with New Lactide Technology

By SpecialChem

Read our interview with Brian Glasbrenner, Commercial Manager, and Dr. Bill Coggio, Application & Technology Development Manager, from NatureWorks about their new Performance Chemicals division &...

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May 4, 2017 | Article

Real Bio-based Ingredients for Formulator's Toolbox

By Edward M. Petrie

Innovation and collaboration between the new material developers and the adhesive formulators has led to the commercialization bio-based materials. Formulators can now project a “green” image to...

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Jan 27, 2017 | Article

Lignin & Soy based Bio-adhesives for Wood & Wood Composites

By Edward M. Petrie

Current environmental regulations are encouraging the development of new adhesives and binders for bonding wood and wood composites. Hence, manufacturers are developing new technologies to improve...

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