A team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore has formulated an adhesive that sets in water and wet environments when an electrical charge is applied to it. The properties of ‘Voltaglue’, as the product has been nicknamed, can be adjusted for hardness and flexibility by varying the duration of the current in a process called electrocuring. It is anticipated that in its softer form the adhesive could be used by surgeons to hold together internal body tissue or skin as an alternative to more complex and time consuming sutures. Assistant Professor Terry Steele PhD, lead the NTU research team, which took over a year to develop the revolutionary substance. He is now conducting further research to make the process reversible. Other potential uses for ‘Voltaglue’ include underwater repairs for pipes, ships and offshore rigs.
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