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Better Bonds from Mollusk Chemistry
By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Posted: November 30, 2010, from the December 2010 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries.
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In personal care, such adhesives could be adapted in topical patches, eyelash adhesives and nail glues to provide non-toxic bonding, although Wilker notes this bond would be weaker than in medical applications. He adds that adapting the adhesive for personal care would not be difficult now that the hardest part of his research is complete. “We have been concentrating efforts on making the adhesive as strong as possible, so it would be easier to make it less strong.”