Green Chemistry for Surface Coatings, Inks and Adhesives: Sustainable Applications
CHAPTER 4: Bioinspired Attachment Systems for Adhesive Tapes in Green Tribology Applications
Published:06 Jun 2019
Special Collection: 2019 ebook collection , ECCC Environmental eBooks 1968-2022Series: Green Chemistry
J. B. Puthoff, in Green Chemistry for Surface Coatings, Inks and Adhesives: Sustainable Applications, ed. R. Höfer, A. S. Matharu, and Z. Zhang, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2019, pp. 69-91.
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The development of fibrillar adhesives inspired by the adhesion systems of lizards and arthropods presents opportunities to implement green principles in new generations of adhesive tapes. In this chapter, the differences in performance between traditional pressure-sensitive adhesives and bioinspired adhesives using the core physical concepts pertaining to each are described. Thereafter, how these properties indicate the potential benefits of these fibrillar materials, as well as how those benefits correspond with the previously enumerated principles of green tribology is discussed.