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High-performance epoxy resin adhesives from renewable green starting materials

22-Feb-2013

A series of epoxy resins has been synthesised by a team of chemists from Germany, who used renewable starting materials for a more environmentally friendly approach than conventional methods.

The resulting epoxy resins have highly desirable mechanical properties, such as high stiffness, that have not been seen before in bio-based resins. This makes the materials suitable for structural bonding applications and challenges the common perception that adhesives are too difficult to make from renewable resources because of poor performance issues.

Original publication:

R Mülhaupt, Green Chem., 2013

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