Thermally degradable adhesives with cellulose and related methods of manufacture and use



An adhesive is a substance that binds contact surfaces together and resists separation. Some adhesives can be difficult to impossible to remove without damaging the contact surface. This innovation describes a novel adhesive containing one or both of cellulose micro or nanocrystals (CNC) and provides heating methodologies that enable this new adhesive to degrade in a way that allows for its easy removal and the separation of adjacent parts.

Technology transfer

This technology is available for licensing or for further development through a collaborative research agreement with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The business opportunity may be referred to by its NRC ID: 2015-103.

Market applications

  • Adhesives, protective coatings, structural building elements
  • Electrical insulation
  • Sealants and foams
  • Electronic chips
  • Dental fillings
  • Applications in the oil and gas, mining, automotive and aerospace industries


  • Leverage CNC's reinforcing properties
  • Degradable adhesive technology
  • Easy removal after use


NRC file 2015-103-03:


  • 2015-103-06: China
  • 2015-103-05: Europe
  • 2015-103-07: Japan
  • 2015-103-04: United States

Contact us

To inquire about this technology, please contact:

Jose Raez, Client Relationship Leader
Telephone: 780-641-1623