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Sealants in Construction

2nd Edition

By Jerome Klosowski, Andreas T. Wolf

CRC Press

424 pages

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Revised Bestseller Offers Broad-Based Knowledge to a Wide Range of Technical ProfessionalsThe definitive guide to sealing operations in construction, this latest edition of Sealants in Construction focuses on the most current technology, methods, applications, and standards relevant to sealant performance. Providing guided direction on how to choos

Table of Contents

Introduction to Sealants and a Short History of Sealant Development. BASIC TOPICS. Selecting Joint Sealants. Sealant Properties. Sealant Specifications and Testing. Application of Joint Sealants. Forensics. ADVANCED TOPICS. Classification of Construction Sealants. Overview on Sealant Types and Families. Conventional High-Performance Sealants. Hybrid (Silane-Modified) High-Performance Sealants. Sealed Insulating Glass and Insulating Glass Sealants. Structural Sealant Glazing. Structurally Bonded Windows. References. Appendix.

About the Authors

Jerome M. Klosowski received his master's degree in mathematics from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, in 1965; received a master's degree in chemistry from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, in 1966; and did postgraduate work in chemistry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He authored the book Sealants in Construction and edited two other books. He holds 34 U.S. patents (multiple foreign filings); has published more than 70 articles in scientific and trade journals and four chapters in various encyclopedias, and has lectured on the chemistry and engineering of sealants in construction around the world.

Andreas T. Wolf received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Heine University in Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1978 and was associated with Dow Corning from 1979 to 2015, where he held various managerial and professional positions within the science and technology department. He is the editor of 10 published books and the author of numerous scientific and technical publications and presentations within the realms of sealant chemistry, formulation, application, durability and degradation mechanisms, adhesion theory and measurement, and standardization. He retired from Dow Corning in 2015 and is currently teaching and consulting worldwide in the areas of sealant chemistry and applications.

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