This valuable sourcebook demonstrates how to create stronger, more cost-effective, durable
polymeric bonds and seals between materials of all types, under a wide range of conditions, including
underwater and inside the human body. It provides in-depth coverage of properties, techniques, and
step-by-step methods. The reader will learn how to manipulate the properties and behavior of polymeric
mixtures for improved performance; choose the most appropriate surface treatments; analyze adhesive
bonds and their defects; and much more. Recommended.
From the Preface: ...This book generalizes the results of studies performed in the Department
of Adhesion and Adhesives of the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the Ukranian
National Academy of Sciences. It considers some regularities of the formation of adhesive-bonded
joints, presents thermodynamic and physical-chemical substantiation of new principles of controlling
the adhesion strength and other important properties of polymeric adhesives, and describes application
of these principles in the course of developing adhesives for various fields of engineering and medicine...
Target Audience: Formulators, engineers, technicians, designers, and other professionals, as well
as students, concerned with polymeric adhesion.
Table of Contents:
The Process of Adhesive-Bonded Joint Formation
Adhesive Properties Control by Surface-Active Substances
Properties of Adhesives Based on Polymeric Mixtures
Internal Stresses in Adhesive-Bonded Joints and Ways of Decreasing Them
Cementing and Operation of Adhesive-Bonded Joints in Liquid Media
Adhesion and Molecular Mobility of Filled Polymers
Criteria of Adhesive Joint Strength
Control of Polymer Properties for Impregnation of Porous Materials
Practical Applications of Polymer Adhesion Studies