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. Design- and Formulation Basis Raw materials for PSPs Formulation equipment 2. Hot-Melt PSAs Based on Styrenic Polymer Y.J.Park Hot-melt pressure- sensitive adhesives Styrenic block copolymer Tackifiers for sbc-based hot-melt PSAs Adhesion performance of SBC-based HMPSAs 3. Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives of Controlled Water-Absorbing Capacity Mikhail M. Feldstein, Gary W. Cleary and Parminder Singh Molecular nature of pressure-sensitive adhesion Basic types of interpolymer complexes Thermodynamic principles of interpolymer complex formation Adhesives based on ladder- like complexes Adhesives based on carcass-like complexes Adhesives based on the combination of ladder-like and carcass-like types of interpolymer complexes CorplexTM adhesives of controlled water-absorbing capacity Conclusions References 4. Removable and Repositionable Pressure-Sensitive Materials Zbigniew Czech Introduction Removable and repositionable pressure-sensitive adhesives Influence of the coating weight on tack and peel adhesion Test methods for removable PSAs Prospects for removable and repositionable PSA References 5. UV-Curable Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives Hyun-Sung Do and Hyun-Joong Kim What is UV? UV-curable pressure-sensitive-adhesives Adhesion properties of UV-curable PSAs Kinetics of UV-curable PSAs Conclusion References 6. Pressure-Sensitive Design and Formulation in Practice IstvÃ¡n Benedek Design and formulation for adhesive properties Design and formulation for pressure-sensitive product classes