Specialty: Biomedical Engineering,
Publication Year: 2021,
A single, up-to-date source for essential adhesive and sealant information This thoroughly revised handbook presents the what, how, and why behind selecting, formulating, and using adhesive and sealant materials of all types. Written by a recognized expert in the field, Handbook of Adhesives and Sealants, Third Edition is the ideal desk-top reference for end-users, formulators, and marketers. The book covers all adhesives and sealants that are used for joining or bonding a wide range of materials, including metals, plastics, composites, and elastomers. You will get real-life examples that illustrate hands-on applications and practices. Coverage includes:
Properties of adhesives and sealantsTypes of adhesives and sealantsFormulation and chemistryMethods of settingAdhesive or sealant preparation, selection, and useStress, joint design, and testingBonding and sealing specific substratesEnvironmental durabilityQuality control, non-destructive tests, and failure analysis
TroubleshootingHealth, safety, and environmental issuesMajor trends in technology and marketNew to this edition: Sections on sustainability such as biopolymers, biodegradable adhesives, lightweighting, and reduction in VOCs. Other extras include information on formulation optimization, nanotechnology, composite binders, interpenetrating polymers, removable adhesives, and multi-tasking materials.