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Handbook of Sealant Technology

1st Edition

Edited by K.L. Mittal, A. Pizzi

CRC Press

554 pages | 230 B/W Illus.

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Sealing is an age-old problem that dates back to our earliest attempts to create a more comfortable living environment. Prehistoric people used natural sealants such as earth, loam, grass, and reeds to protect the interior of their homes against the weather. Today’s applications extend to a myriad of uses. The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

Featuring contributions from international academic and industry experts, this comprehensive, illustrated reference explores:

  • The history of sealants from the Stone Age to the present
  • The testing and durability of sealants and sealed joints
  • The use of organofunctional silanes in sealant technology
  • Hot melt and intumescent sealants
  • Urethane waterproofing membrane systems
  • Foam back-up materials
  • Sealants for use in construction, bridge expansion joints, and automotive electronics
  • Fibrin sealants for biomedical applications

As technology continues to develop, the potential for sealant use grows exponentially. This valuable reference guide provides a window on the past and offers insight into the extent of future possibilities in a host of industries.

Table of Contents


The History of Sealants, J. M. Klosowski and A. T. Wolf

Organofunctional Silanes for Sealants, M. Huang and E. R. Pohl

Testing and Durability of Sealants and Sealed Joints

Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy in Sealant Testing, G. D. Davis

Chemorheological Investigation on the Environmental Susceptibility of Sealants, K. T. Tan, C. C. White, D. J. Benatti, D. Stanley, and D. L. Hunston

Natural and Artificial Weathering of Sealants, N. D. Searle

Sealant Durability and Service Life of Sealed Joints, A. T. Wolf

Adhesion Testing of Sealants, W. S. Gutowski and A. P. Cerra

Answering the LEED™ Challenge to Sealant and Weatherproofing Products, M. Schmeida

Various Types of Sealants and Their Applications

Hot Melt Sealants, J-M. Hung

Intumescent Sealants, P. K. Hernandez

Urethane Waterproofing Membrane Systems for Sealing Concrete Structures, J. Dunaway

Selection of Foam Back-up Material for use in Sealed Joints in Cladding and Curtain Walling, A. R. Hutchinson

Construction Sealants, A. T. Wolf

Application of Self-Adhering Flashing Products in Building Openings, J. D. Katsaros and N. S. Hudson

Sealants for Bridge Expansion Joints, A. Pizzi

The Application of Sealants in Automotive Electronics Packaging, R. E. Belke Jr. and K. Larson

Fibrin Sealants, R. Bitton and H. Bianco-Peled

About the Editors

K. L. Mittal teaches and consults worldwide in the areas of adhesion and surface cleaning. He is the editor of 97 published books concerning surface and colloid science and adhesion. A. Pizzi is Professor of Industrial Chemistry at Université Henri Poincaré-Nancy1 in France. He serves on the editorial board of many international scientific journals.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical