Natural polymeric water-based adhesive from cork liquefaction(Article)

Industrial Crops and Products

Journal Article

Herein we disclose a novel formulation of two components water-based adhesive from a natural source, which is designed to glue lignocellulosic surfaces, mainly cork and wood. It is based on the aqueous extraction of liquefied cork, which results from the polyhydric alcohol acid-catalyzed liquefaction of cork dust or granules. The vacuum concentration of the referred extract leads to the first adhesive component, which is then mixed and homogenized with the second one, a curing aliphatic compound. The addition of "cork powder" to the adhesive formulation creates a stable adhesive with good shear strength values. Thus, a methodology for the valorization of cork dust, a hazardous waste, is here outlined. © 2016 Elsevier B.V.

R.G. Dos Santos

R. Carvalho

A.C. Cardoso

M. Do Rosário Costa


Year of publication: 2016


ISSN: 09266690


DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2016.02.020

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