UK: Revolymer develops non-stick chewing gum
Start-up Welsh company Revolymer has developed a new chemical base for chewing gum that allows it to be removed from pavements and other surfaces with water or a mild soap solution.
"We have managed to change the surface characteristics of the gum base which will allow a stream of water or a mild soap solution to break the adhesion between chewing gum residues and surfaces such as paving stones, furniture, hair, etc," said Professor Terence Cosgrove, Revolymer's chief scientific officer.
Revolymer is a chemicals company that develops new polymers from existing commodity polymers.
The high per capita gum consumption in the US would surprise no one who has seen an American movie or watched a baseball game but what is more striking is that this mature and developed market continu...
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