High Capacity, Easy Release Adhesives From Renewable Materials

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Reversible adhesives composed of renewable materials are presented which achieve high force capacities (810 N) while maintaining easy release (∼0.25 N) and reusability. These simple, non-tacky adhesives consist of natural rubber impregnated into stiff natural fiber fabrics, including cotton, hemp, and jute. This versatile approach enables a clear method for designs of environmentally-responsible, reversible adhesives for a wide variety of applications.

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