While these college of Forestry professors may not have inventedÂ ”Duct Tape,” they may very well end up changing the glue behind the idea. Recently Kaichang Li, a professor of wood science and engineering, and hisÂ postdoctoral research associate, Anlong Li,Â made an incidental discovery in a wood products lab at Oregon State University. Together they createdÂ a new pressure-sensitive adhesive that may revolutionize the tape industry â€“ an environmentally benign product that works very well and costs much less than existing adhesives based on petrochemicals.
OSU is filled withÂ manyÂ great researchersÂ who are consistently makingÂ contributions to both science and society. It is always fun to recognize theseÂ unique discoveries that are being made here on campus,Â so please check out the full article.