Towards the development of Green and Sustainable Adhesives

Lead Research Organisation: University of York
Department Name: Chemistry


Many commercially available adhesives are derived from fossil or petroleum-derived feedstocks with a significant negative environmental footprint. Toxicity of certain components within adhesive formulations is problematic for our health and environment, for example, indoor air sickness. Furthermore, many adhesives are one-time fix only and not amenable to recycling or reuse.
This project aims to develop novel biobased adhesives with low environmental impact that are re-usuable and recyclable for use in a circular, resource-efficient, economy. Novel formulations will be developed and their socio-techno and economic impact will be assessed. A thorough understanding of the chemical behaviour of the adhesive will be gained during this project so that its properties can be tuned to optimise its performance.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/V519959/1 30/09/2020 30/03/2026
2665945 Studentship EP/V519959/1 01/03/2022 28/02/2026 Maria Garcia