Poster #11: Amelia Heiner – Biodegradable Pressure Sensitive Hot Melt Adhesive

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Faculty mentor: Jeff Bates

Hotmelt adhesives, whether they are used in construction applications or for pressure sensitive adhesives, are not biodegradable. The purpose of this study is to investigate sustainable, alternative materials that are biodegradable under non-specific environmental conditions in less than six months. Our pressure sensitive adhesive formulations show promising results for biodegradation, melt viscosity, and peel strength.

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Questions or comments? Contact me at: u1149789@utah.edu

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