Super-Glue: hero or villain?
Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 18:00 to 19:00
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John Henry Brookes Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
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The plastic-fantastic era brought a revolution in materials, design and manufacturing - producing an avalanche of affordable plastic items from curvy furniture to disposable carrier bags. In a similar fashion, its sticky counterpart led to a plethora of innovative products including well known household brands like 3M’s Post-it Notes® and Elmer’s® Craft Glue, as well as Loctite’s Super-Glue® itself.
Today, an excess of non-degradable plastic products is threatening to ruin our living blue planet. Due to its permanence, glue too has become a super-villain, whilst the new heroes are now green, bio-inspired and, above all, reversible. But can Super-Glue defy extinction by evolving, and what form of super-character should it take?
James has worked with adhesives for over 20 years. He’s a Board Member of the Society of Adhesion and Adhesives, and Head of the Joining Technology Research Centre at Oxford Brookes.
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