Scientists stick to research on greener glues

Researchers are looking for greener ways to make the glue used in plywood and carpet tiles. A protein utilized by mussels to anchor themselves to rocks may lead to a plywood that is free of formaldehyde. Also, replacing a petroleum-based glue with a starch-based alternative in tiles may allow the backing to be separated so carpet fibers can be recycled.

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