British non-stick chewing gum wins U.S. okay

LONDON, July 9 (BestGrowthStock) – A non-stick chewing gum that can
be easily removed from pavements, shoes and clothes has been
cleared for sale in the United States, its British maker said on
Friday.

Start-up company Revolymer expects the gum, which was
pioneered by polymer researchers at the University of Bristol,
to be on shop shelves on both sides of the Atlantic in 2011.

Traditional chewing gums are made from synthetic latex,
which degrades very slowly and is strongly adhesive. The new gum
adds a special polymer to modify its properties, making it far
less sticky and removable from many surfaces with water.

Revolymer Chief Executive Roger Pettman said European food
approval was expected shortly.

The company’s backers include IP Group Plc (IPO.L: ), which
holds 24.5 percent directly and through venture capital funds
that it manages.
(Reporting by Ben Hirschler; Editing by David Holmes)

British non-stick chewing gum wins U.S. okay