Dual Adaptation of a Flexible Shape Memory Polymer Adhesive

Researchers have developed a dry surface and shape adaptive thin shape memory polymer adhesive specifically targeting flexible fabric adherends. Current temporary or permanent adhesives for lightweight fabrics lack reusability, shape and surface adaptability. The invention uses unique characteristics of shape memory polymer to create a surface and shape adaptive adhesive that leaves no residue, can be reused, is washable and has high holding strength. The primary application of this invention will be to use as thin flexible adhesive for fabrics.