It’s an amazing time for adhesives and coatings and nothing is more exciting than the research that is being undertaken into switchable adhesives.
Smart coatings and adhesives have properties that can be altered quickly and reliably, making them suitable for an almost infinite range of uses.
Switchable adhesion is the term coined for adhesives that bond under certain circumstances but not others. A smart adhesive is able to grip then release on demand. The bond can be temporary or long lasting as is required in the case of furniture manufacture, where the adhesion could ideally be turned off by environmental factors at the time of disposal.
Many studies are currently being undertaken at UK Universities and Institutions across the world. We at Itac are examining and developing possibilities for our customers. If you have a product idea that you think would gain from a switch on and off adhesive or coating please let me know.
Call Paul Armitt on 01204 573736 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org