Gecko-Inspired Adhesive Tape Can Hold Up 700 Lbs Of Weight

Gecko-Inspired Adhesive Tape Can Hold Up 700 Lbs Of Weight

Geckskin is a product enhancement inspired by biomimicry, designed by a team from the University of Massachusetts.

Emma Hutchings
  • 27 march 2012

A team from the University of Massachusetts have created a powerful adhesive inspired by the clinging power of gecko feet. “Geckskin” is 16 inches square and can hold up 700 pounds on a smooth surface such as a wall or window. It can easily be disengaged and reused many times with no loss of effectiveness, and leaves no sticky residue.

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