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Gum Exudates in Water-Based Adhesives

Information on gum exudates in water-borne adhesives is very important, but limited. is chapter includes information on gum exudates as adhesive materials in medicinal products, namely mucoadhesives (Anders and Merkle, 1989), bioelectrodes, denture fixatives, ostomies and transdermal patches; adhesive materials in the paper and wood industries; mechanisms controlling adhesion of polysaccharides; testing of adhesive joints; purposes and future prospects of gum exudates in water-borne adhesives, and a comprehensive comparative analysis of the adhesion properties of various gum exudates (Nussinovitch, 2003).