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ASHBURNHAM, MA, June 07, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- gluECO Adhesives, LLC announced today that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Purdue University to develop a biobased and sustainable commercial adhesive. All ingredients in the adhesive are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the US-FDA and the adhesives are recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable.
gluECO Adhesive's products will be available in several formulations. The chemistry can be adjusted for strength (paper to "super" glue), flexibility, and performance in extreme ambient conditions such as high or low temperature, high moisture, and high vibration. In addition, the product can be used as a polymeric binder for composite materials.
"When you look at evolving governmental standards or consumer preferences, it is clear that the time is ripe for the introduction of a plant-based and sustainable adhesive," says Dan Rosen, CEO and co-Founder of gluECO. "gluECO offers a clean-label alternative for an array of applications without compromising performance requirements."
The adhesive formulation is based on Zein, the primary protein of corn, which has a native adhesive quality. In addition, the adhesive products inherit many of the useful qualities of Zein, including providing a highly effective oxygen and water barrier, and, as a natural polymer, it can form a superior film, as well as be molded, extruded or spun into filaments. It can also be crosslinked with a wide variety of materials, including antimicrobials, colors, and scents. gluECO has entered into an exclusive manufacturing agreement with FloZein Products, the only Zein manufacturer in North America.
"We have leveraged our expertise with Zein to develop an adhesive which is unique in its ability to satisfy so many varied applications.
We look forward to establishing partnerships with adhesive users to develop products fine-tuned for their requirements."
The initial line of products will be available 3rd quarter 2022.
gluECO Adhesives, LLC, founded in 2021, is a green-driven company focused on developing products which help protect the planet before, during, and after their use. We are committed to providing an adhesive that preserves our planet and our health, while delivering a superior product to the market.
gluECO has its own application development team to develop custom formulations for any adhesive requirement. Product inquiries should be directed to Dan Rosen, CEO at +1 914-417-1563 or [email protected], or on our website at www.glueco-adhesives.com/contact-us.
gluECO is currently seeking investors. For additional information, contact Rachel Freedman at +1 914-274-0512 or [email protected].
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