1st Edition

Pressure-Sensitive Design and Formulation, Application

By Istvan Benedek Copyright 2006

    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.

    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 István Benedek Design and formulation for adhesive properties Design and formulation for pressure-sensitive product classes


    István Benedek, Ph.D. (1972) in Polymer Chemistry and Engineering Technology from the Polytechnic University of Temeswar. He is the author of several books about polymers. He published the following works about pressure-sensitives: Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives Technology (Marcel Dekker, 1997); Developments and Manufacture of Pressure-Sensitive Products (Marcel Dekker, 1999), Pressure-Sensitive Formulation (VSP, 2000); Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives and Applications (Marcel Dekker, 2004) and Developments in Pressure-Sensitive Products (CRC, 2005).

    ... These books are written for the advanced researcher, and are excellent reference books. Highly Recommended Adhesives & Sealants Newsletter, June 2007