Developed industrial adhesive that melts with a magnetic field

Gianluca Riccio

Slime magnet


A team at the University of Sussex has developed a special industrial adhesive that can dissolve when placed in a magnetic field. This allows objects otherwise destined for landfill to be easily disassembled and recycled at the end of their life. Currently, objects such as cell phones, microwave ovens and car dashboards are assembled using an industrial adhesive that is practically inseparable except with the use of toxic and highly caustic products. It's a fast and relatively cheap way to make products, but it creates problems in ... Read more