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Alginate Adhesives Show There are Plenty More Formulation Ideas in the Sea

Andy Extance – May 3, 2011

Adhesive strategies used like aquatic species like mussels have long been studied for inspiration, but to get useful material directly from them demands impractical extraction strategies. But the importance of their resistance to salty, wet environments has now driven researchers to bring mussel-like adhesives nearer to the lucrative adhesive market. Now, relying on already commercially available materials, making real products that exploit this approach seems closer than ever.

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