Growing interest in the formulation of pressure-sensitive adhesives as described in the first edition of this book ( Pressure-Sensitive Formulation, VSP, 2000) required a new, enlarged edition including the design of pressure-sensitive adhesives as a separate volume. Developments in the understanding of pressure sensitivity were necessary to use macromolecular chemistry for pressure-sensitive design. Such developments include polymer physics and contact mechanics. Progress in coating technology, especially in in-line coating- and synthesis, opened new ways for the design of pressure-sensitive adhesives and products as well. Actually, pressure-sensitive-products with and without adhesives compete requiring a broad variety of material formulations and the corresponding manufacturing technology. The first volume of the book examines the theoretical aspects of pressure-sensitive design, based on macromolecular chemistry, macromolecular physics, rheology and contact mechanics. The second volume describes the practical aspects of pressure-sensitive design and formulation, related to product application. The advances in the various domains are described by specialists.
… These books are written for the advanced researcher, and are excellent reference books. Highly Recommended Adhesives & Sealants Newsletter, June 2007
1. Introduction IstvÃ¡n Benedek The shift from pressure-sensitive formulation to pressure-sensitive design The parameters of pressure-sensitive design and formulation 2. Pressure-Sensitive Adhesion as a Material Property and as a Process Mikhail M.Feldstein and Constantino Creton Definitions Physical properties of pressure-sensitive adhesives and insight into the nature of adherence Pressure-sensitive adhesion as a three-stage process Rheology of PVP-PEG pressure-sensitive adhesives under conditions modeling adhesive bond formation Relaxation properties of pressure-sensitive adhesives upon withdrawal of bonding pressure Behavior of pressure-sensitive adhesives in the course of debonding process under fixed tensile force Viscoelastic properties and structure of pressure-sensitive adhesives during debonding process as observed by probe tack test Contributions of adhesive bonding and relaxation to the process of debonding Conclusions References 3. The Role of the Design and Formulation of Pressure-Sensitive Products IstvÃ¡n Benedek Definition of pressure-sensitive design and formulation the influence of the design and formulation on the manufacture of pressure-sensitive products Limits of the design and formulation 4. Principles of Pressure- Sensitive Design and Formulation IstvÃ¡n Benedek Design and formulation by synthesis Design and formulation for mixing References 5. General Performance of Pressure-Sensitive-Adhesives D.H.Lim and J.J.Kim General performance of pressure-sensitive adhesives Tack Peel strength Shear adhesion 6. Synthesis, Properties and Application of Water-Soluble Acrylic Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives Zbigniew Czech Introduction Selection of suitable monomers Synthesis of water-soluble PSAs Crosslinking of water-soluble PSAs Modification of water-soluble PSAs with additives Self-adhesive materials containing water-soluble acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesives Outlook References 7. Novel Hydrocolloid Formulations, Based on Nanocomposite Concept Introduction General principles of hydrocolloid formulations development Desired morphology of multicomponent hydrocolloid formulations Development of new hydrocolloid formulations Antimicrobial hydrocolloids Melt rheology Rheology of pressure sensitivity Conclusions References