Marine mussels are unbeatable when it comes to underwater adhesive strategies. They can attach to virtually all surfaces, tenaciously sustaining their bonds in saltwater and turbulent wave-swept conditions.
Wood-plastic composites are relatively new materials as they started to emerge at the beginning of the 90’s. The most widespread use of WCPs is in outdoor decking but it is also used in railings and siding as well as park benches and indoor furniture.
Blood-material interactions are critical for performance and biocompatibility of implantable medical devices used in thousands of patients daily.