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Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives and Applications




ISBN 9780824750596
Published February 3, 2004 by CRC Press
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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

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