Current adhesives perform poorly underwater or in wet conditions, and use toxic solvents or chemicals. We will use novel chemistry to create mussel-inspired protected catechol-containing adhesives that will provide increased adhesion in both wet and dry conditions, with initial application to the Navy's special hull treatment for submarines.
Primary Application Area: Materials, Chemical
Technology Development Status: Concept
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 2
Organization Type: Small to Medium Enterprise
Market Keywords: Advanced/Novel Materials, Fleet Fabrication/Sustainment