A case study on the development of Columbia Forest Products' bio-inspired PureBond adhesive technology and plywood products.

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On the wave-battered shores of the Oregon coast lives a hardy creature, the blue mussel. This mollusk uses small adhesive threads to attach to rocky surfaces in tidal zones, resisting the erosive forces of water and waves. The mussel’s tenacious grip has inspired new wood glue technology called PureBond® that is nontoxic and sustainable, leading the way for innovation in the wood products industry.

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