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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IMPROVED UTILIZATION OF PROTEINACEOUS CROP CO-PRODUCTS AND RESIDUES

Location: Plant Polymer Research

Title: Guest editorial, special issue on biobased adhesives

Author
item Hojilla-Evangelista, Milagros

Submitted to: Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: December 3, 2012
Publication Date: January 2, 2013
Citation: Hojillaevangelist, M.P. 2013. Guest editorial, special issue on biobased adhesives. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology. DOI:10.1080/01694243.2012.755792.

Interpretive Summary: This article is a preface for a special issue that showcases significant developments on adhesives made with biorenewable materials, such as agricultural crops (soybean, corn), plant extractives (bark, tannins), and marine sources (mussels). This collection of pioneering studies and reviews on biobased adhesives will be a valuable reference for researchers and product developers in the construction, furniture, packaging and paper industries, as well as in the fields of medicine and dentistry. Biobased or natural adhesives have been in existence since ancient times and found extensive use in many applications. After the two global wars, they were eventually displaced by the less costly petrochemical-based synthetic adhesives. However, interest in biobased adhesives remains high because their use would reduce dependence on petroleum-based products whose prices and availability are readily affected by an increasingly unstable global petroleum supply, as well as minimize or eliminate safety and environmental concerns that have been associated with some non-biobased adhesives.

Technical Abstract: This article is a preface for a special issue that showcases significant developments on adhesives made with biorenewable materials, such as agricultural crops (soybean, corn), plant extractives (bark, tannins), and marine sources (mussels). This collection of pioneering studies and reviews on biobased adhesives will be a valuable reference for researchers and product developers in the construction, furniture, packaging and paper industries, as well as in the fields of medicine and dentistry. Biobased or natural adhesives have been in existence since ancient times and found extensive use in many applications. After the two global wars, they were eventually displaced by the less costly petrochemical-based synthetic adhesives. However, interest in biobased adhesives remains high because their use would reduce dependence on petroleum-based products whose prices and availability are readily affected by an increasingly unstable global petroleum supply, as well as minimize or eliminate safety and environmental concerns that have been associated with some non-biobased adhesives.

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