The Handbook of Adhesives and Sealants discusses in detail all aspects and
techniques related to adhesives and sealants:
every scientific and technical issue, such as theories of adhesion, chemical
and physical properties of adhesives and sealants, technical characteristics,
(discussed in Volume 1), design and calculation of bonded joints (Volume 2),
surface preparation before bonding (Volume 1), dispensing and metering equipment
(Volume 2), methods of assembly, drying and curing, and other general
information related to adhesives and sealants.
every chemical type of adhesives and sealants: More than 30 chemical families
of polymers and resins are used to formulate adhesives and sealants, thermoplastic
polymers such as acrylics, vinyl emulsions, EVA, vinyl acetate-ethylene,
rubbers modified with resins and tackifiers, polyamides, thermosetting resins
such as UF, RF phenolics, epoxies, polyurethanes, in liquid, paste, film or solid
form, pressure sensitive adhesives, etc. We discuss each family in detail in a
separate chapter each, to explain the technical characteristics, formulation,
methods of use and application of each of these chemical types.
every industry which uses or could use adhesives or sealants: Almost all industries
need to assemble parts at some time during its production cycle, and therefore
every industry will use adhesives or sealants. We have at least one chapter dealing
with each industry, and for those industries which use large quantities of
adhesives and sealants, for many assembly jobs, we may need several chapters,
for instance for automotive, construction, woodworking, paper and packaging,
graphic arts, electronics, etc.
Bonding of every material: metals, plastics, wood, composites, textiles, paper
and cardboard, glass, ceramics, stones, concrete, etc.
We will try to place each Chemical type chapter near to the chapter
dealing with the Industry using these types of adhesives and sealants, so
that each volume will focus on one main field: for instance, in Volume 3 that
will be devoted to Construction, we will study the adhesives for construction,
civil engineering, the silicone sealants, the woodworking and furniture adhesives,
acrylic adhesives and sealants. Those working in the construction industry
can then get fairly complete information from that volume.