New Tape Adhesive Gets Under Your Skin

improved tape adhesives from thetapeworks.comA new adhesive under development uses the technique of a parasitic worm to stick better. The adhesive mimics the behavior of the Spiny Proboscis when it attaches to a host’s intestinal track.

Using plastic micro-spines that become soft when wet, the bandage is able to lock itself to the skin when skin moisture activates the spines and causes them to expand.

Early animal test show that the adhesive bonds more than three times better than surgical staples.

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