New process turns plastic into adhesives

roll of plastic film

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new catalytic process that converts polyethylene plastic into a strong and more valuable adhesive. The chemical process enhances adhesion while preserving all the other traits of polyethylene. This method can also be modified to work with other types of plastics, such as the polypropylene found in recycled plastic bottles, and produce higher-value products that are economically attractive. Read more.


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