This highly pragmatic guide to advanced methods for improving adhesion presents
the state of the art in improving bond strength between different materials
for many manufacturing processes; it reviews the suitable chemistry or morphology
for enhanced adhesion to metal, plastic, wood, composites, and ceramic surfaces.
Adhesion Promotion Techniques discusses mechanisms such as viscoelastic
energy dissipation, weak boundary layers and interphase, mechanical interlocking,
and those based on electrostatic, thermodynamic, diffusion, and chemical bonding
theories. It considers cleaning, ablation, cross-linking, and chemical modification
of organic polymers; illustrates various analytical methods; investigates uses
of energy-saving, ecologically clean anticorrosion microorganisms in treatment
of polymer surfaces; explores acidbase interactions in adhesion; and more.
Contains over 100 pages on plasma, flame, corona, and laser treatments. Highly
From the Preface: ...When two materials are brought in contact, the proper
or adequate adhesion between them is of great importance, so it is necessary
to devise ways to attain the requisite adhesion strength between different materials.
Even a cursory look at the literature shows that there has been brisk activity
in ameliorating the existing techniques or in devising new and improved methods
to modify different materials to enhance their adhesion. Polymer materials innately
are poorly adhesionable because of their relative inertness and low surface
energy, and there has been tremendous R&D activity in the arena of polymer
surface modification to render them adhesionable...
Target Audience: Adhesion scientists and adhesive technologists; materials
scientists; organic, physical, polymer, and surface chemists; chemical engineers;
and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.
Table of Contents:
Theories and Mechanisms of Adhesion
Harnessing AcidBase Interactions to Improve Adhesion
Molecular MechanicsDynamics Modeling and Adhesion
Application of Atomic Force Microscopy in Fundamental Adhesion Studies
Plasma Treatment of Polymers to Improve Adhesion
Flame Treatment of Polymers to Improve Adhesion
Corona Discharge Treatment of Polymers
Laser Surface Treatment to Improve Adhesion
Adhesion Enhancement of Metallic Films to Ceramic Substrates Using UV Lasers
and Low-Energy Ions
Surface Graft Copolymerization and Grafting of Polymers for Adhesion Improvement
Microbial Treatment of Polymer Surfaces to Improve Adhesion
Silanes on Glass Fibers Adhesion Promoters for Composite Applications