This classic reference examines the mechanisms driving adhesion, categories of adhesives, techniques for bond formation and evaluation, and major industrial applications. Integrating recent innovation and improved instrumentation, the work offers broad and comprehensive coverage. This edition incorporates several new adhesive classes, new application topics, and recent developments with nanoadhesives and bio-based adhesives. Existing chapters are thoroughly updated, revised, or replaced and authored by top specialists in the field. Abundant figures, tables, and equations appear throughout the work.
General Reviews. History of Adhesive Bonding. Information Resources. Fundamental Aspects. Theories and Mechanisms of Adhesion. Plasma Surface Treatment to Enhance Adhesive Bonding. Mechanical Treatments of Surfaces to Enhance Adhesive Bonding. Analysis of Adhesives. Durability of Adhesive Joints. Testing of Adhesive Joints. Ultraviolet Stabilization of Adhesives. Thermal Stabilization of Adhesives. Adhesive Classes. Protein Adhesives. Animal Glues and Adhesives. Carbohydrate Polymers as Adhesives. Natural Rubber-Based Adhesives. Elastomeric Adhesives. Polysulfide Sealants and Adhesives. Natural Phenolic Adhesives. Furan-Based Adhesives. Biosourced Adhesives. Biosourced Acrylics. Biosourced Expoxy Resins. Biosourced Polyurethane Adhesives. Polyvinyl and Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate. Unsaturated Polyester Adhesives. Hot-Melt Adhesives. Reactive Acrylic Adhesives. Anaerobic Adhesives. Cyanoacrylate Adhesives. Silicone Adhesives and Sealants. Epoxy Resin Adhesives. Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives. Electrically Conductive Adhesives. Barnacle Adhesives. High- Performance Adhesives. High- Temperature Adhesives. Polysaccharide Adhesives. Nano-Enhanced Adhesives. Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Adhesives. Application of Adhesives. Adhesives in the Electronics Industry. Adhesives in the Wood Industry. Adhesives in Dentistry. Bioadhesives in Drug Delivery. Adhesives in the Automotive Industry. Adhesives in Building and Construction. Adhesives in Aerospace. Adhesives in the Boat and Marine Industry. Adhesives in the Shoe Industry. Adhesives in Surgical Applications.