Divided into three sections that are also available as individual volumes, this is the first reference to offer a complete guide to the fundamentals, manufacturing, and applications of pressure-sensitive adhesives and products. An indispensable source of state-of-the-art information, this handbook covers the design for pressure-sensitive adhesives and products, the manufacture technology and equipment for such products, including their testing and application, and the theory and practice that correlate with the main domains of product development. Topically organized, it presents a comprehensive list of terms and definitions and offers a cross-disciplinary look at pressure-sensitive adhesives, spanning such areas as physics, surface chemistry, electronic materials, automotive engineering, packaging, and the biomedical, tape, and label industries.
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Volume 1: Fundamentals of Pressure Sensitivity
VOLUME 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESSURE SENSITIVITY Surface Phenomena on a Solid–Liquid Interface and Rheology of Pressure Sensitivity. Diffusion and Adhesion. Transition Zones in Adhesive Joints. Role of Viscoelastic Behavior of Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives in the Course of Bonding and Debonding Processes. Viscoelastic Properties and Windows of Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives. Probe Tack. Peel Resistance. Shear Resistance. Durability of Viscoelastic Adhesive Joints. Molecular Nature of Pressure-Sensitive Adhesion. Significance of Relaxation for Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives.VOLUME 2: TECHNOLOGY OF PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVES AND PRODUCTS Pressure-Sensitive Raw Materials. Rubber-Based Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives. Block Copolymer-Based Hot-Melt Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives. Polyisobutene-Based Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives. Acrylic Adhesives. Silicone Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives. Hydrophylic Adhesives. Role and Methods of Formulation. Silicone Release Coating Technology. Manufacture of Pressure-Sensitive Products. Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives Based on Polyurethanes.VOLUME 3: APPLICATIONS OF PRESSURE-SENSITIVE PRODUCTS Construction and Classes of Pressure-Sensitive Products. Electrically Conductive Adhesives in Medical Applications. Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives for Electro-Optical Applications. End-Use Domains and Application Technology of Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives and Products. Skin Contact Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives. Factors Governing Long-Term Wear of Skin-Contact
Adhesives. Competitors for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives and Products. Test of Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives and Products.