‘Virtually non-stick’ gum created

Posted on September 17, 2007 

‘Virtually non-stick’ gum created

Gum splattered streets could soon be no more thanks to a virtually non-stick chewing gum that has been invented by UK scientists.

If it passes European health and safety tests, it could be in our shops by next year, the chemical company developing the gum says.

The polymer’s affinity for oil means that it can be easily mixed into the rest of the ingredients needed to create chewing gum; but it is its attraction to water that gives it its non-stick abilities.

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