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dc.contributor.authorHaag, Anthony P.
dc.contributor.authorGeesey, Gill G.
dc.contributor.authorMittelman, M. W.
dc.identifier.citationHaag AP, Geesey GG, Mittelman MW, "Bacterially derived wood adhesive," Int J Adhes Adhes, 2005 26(3):177-183en_US
dc.description.abstractWood adhesives play an essential role in industry, however, many contain significant amounts of toxic components and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and most are produced from depleting petrochemical resources. We are currently investigating adhesives derived from microbial extracellular polysaccharides for use in the wood products market. Polysaccharides are generally non-toxic, biodegradable, and produced from renewable resources. This study focuses on a new extracellular polysaccharide-based adhesive with performance that may be useful in some wood product applications. The adhesive exhibits improved performance over a previously described bacterial polysaccharide and produces shear strengths on maple substrates of up to 20 MPa at 53% relative humidity and 22 °C. Full strength was achieved in two days with half strength in 2 h. Although shear strength was sensitive to relative humidity, moisture resistance was substantially increased by partial acetylation of the polysaccharide.en_US
dc.titleBacterially derived wood adhesiveen_US
mus.citation.journaltitleInternational Journal of Adhesion and Adhesivesen_US
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Scienceen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
mus.relation.departmentCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical & Biological Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.relation.researchgroupCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US

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