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Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives and Applications

2nd Edition

By Istvan Benedek

CRC Press

800 pages

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Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives and Applications, Second Edition explains how pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) work, why they are used, and the technology used to manufacture them. This second edition features the latest developments in the field.

Dr. Benedek discusses the factors that affect the rheology and special flow characteristics responsible for the adhesivity of liquid and solid PSAs. His book explores the viscoelastic behavior of PSAs, and compares them to plastics, rubbers, and polymers properties and examines the parameters that influence the conversion process of PSAs from the coating of carrier materials to the properties of the final laminate. The author covers adhesion/cohesion balance, time-temperature dependence of pressure sensitivity, chemical composition, coating properties, and coating processes affect the adhesive properties of PSA and their end products and how application-specific performance indices are used to determine the formulation and manufacture of raw materials. In addition, up-to-date coating machines, converting technology, and environmental considerations in the manufacture of PSA final products as well as industry-specific methods of testing for quality assurance and control are discussed.

Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives and Applications, Second Edition combines the theoretical basis of pressure sensitivity with the practical aspects of manufacturing, testing, and use of PSAs. Readers are offered an exhaustive as well as comparative look at the engineering of plastics, adhesives, and pressure-sensitives, resulting in an indispensable, up-to-date reference for adhesive and polymer chemists and technologists.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

RHEOLOGY OF PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVES

Rheology of Uncoated PSAs

Rheology of PSA Solutions and Dispersions

Theology of the Pressure-Sensitive Laminate

References

PHYSICAL BASIS FOR THE VISCOELASTIC BEHAVIOR OF PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVES

The Role of the Tg in Characterizing PSAs

Role of the Modulus in Characterizing PSAs

Contact Physics

The Role of Other Physical Parameters in Characterizing PSAs

References

COMPARISON OF PSAs

Comparison of PSAs with Thermoplastics and Rubber

Comparison between PSAs and Other Adhesives

References

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVES

Raw Materials

Factors Influencing the Chemical Composition

ADHESIVE PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS

Adhesion-Cohesion Balance

Influence of Adhesive Properties on Other Characteristics of PSAs

Comparison of PSAs on Different Chemical Bases

References

CONVERTING PROPERTIES OF PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVES

Convertability of the Adhesive

Converting Properties of the Laminate

References

MANUFACTURE OF PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVES

Manufacture of PSA Raw Materials

Formulating PSAs

References

MANUFACTURE OF THE PRESSURE-SENSITIVE LABELS

Coating Technology

Coating Machines

Coating of Hot-Melt PSAs

Drying of the Coating

Environmental Considerations

Simultaneous Manufacture of PSAs and PSA Laminates

Manufacture of the Release Liner

Rehumidifcation/Conditioning

References

TEST METHODS

Evaluation of the Liquid Adhesive

Evaluation of the Solid Adhesive

Laminate Properties

References

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science