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UCD spin-off to bond with motor industry

Plasmabound’s adhesive technology will help global car manufacturers to improve fuel efficiency

26th August, 2018
Nick and Andy Barry, founders, Plasmabound Picture: Fergal Phillips

Brothers Nick and Andy Barry have the global automotive industry in their sights, having developed adhesive technology that will lighten the load for car manufacturers under pressure to meet fuel efficiency and emissions targets.

The brothers established Plasmabound last November, as a spin-off from University College Dublin’s School of Engineering, to commercialise adhesive technology they have developed to bond lightweight materials.

According to Nick Barry, chief technology officer at Plasmabound, their controlled polymer...

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