Anyway, I was cruising Wikipedia’s adhesives page today (as I am wont to do), and I came across the following fun facts:
- In medieval Eurasia, egg whites were used as glue to decorate parchments with gold leaf.
- The first actual glue factory was founded in Holland in the early 1700s.
- Paul E. Cope is reputed to have invented thermoplastic glue [circa 1940] while working for Procter & Gamble as a chemical and packaging engineer. His invention solved a problem with water-based adhesives that were commonly used in packaging at that time. Water-based adhesives often released in humid climates, causing packages to open and become damaged.
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