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Chewing Gum to Become Less Tacky

1:31 PM MDT | July 25, 2007 | Michelle Bryner

Revolymer (Wales, UK), a University of Bristol (Bristol, UK) spin-out company, says it has burst the bubble on how to make chewing gums that do not stick to shoe soles and other surfaces. The secret lies in the gum base, which binds together all of a gum’s ingredients and gives it tackiness. “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 the chewing gum residues and surfaces such as paving stones, furniture, and hair,” says Terence...

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