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Researchers turned superglue into a recyclable, cheap, oil-free plastic alternative

By Allison Christy, Graduate Research Assistant, Boise State University
Scott Phillips, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Boise State University
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Our team used superglue as a starting material to develop a low-cost, recyclable and easily produced transparent plastic called polyethyl cyanoacrylate that has properties similar to those of plastics used for single-use products like cutlery, cups…The Conversation

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