Structural Adhesives

Chemistry and Technology

  • S. R. Hartshorn

Part of the Topics in Applied Chemistry book series (TAPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. S. R. Hartshorn
    Pages 1-21
  3. Alphonsus V. Pocius
    Pages 23-68
  4. Janis Robins
    Pages 69-112
  5. Charles D. Wright, John M. Muggee
    Pages 113-179
  6. B. H. Edwards
    Pages 181-215
  7. Charles W. Boeder
    Pages 217-247
  8. G. H. Millet
    Pages 249-307
  9. K. P. Subrahmanian
    Pages 309-345
  10. S. R. Hartshorn
    Pages 347-406
  11. Philip H. Thompson
    Pages 451-474
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 475-505

About this book


Adhesives in general and structural adhesives in particular are the subjects of much academic interest as well as commercial importance. Structural bonding, as a method of joining, offers a number of advantages over mechanical fastening. However, in order to achieve satisfactory results, the proper adhesive must be selected and the appropriate bonding procedures followed. The purpose of Structural Adhesives: Chemistry and Technology is to review the major classes of structural adhesives and the principles of adhesion and bonding as these relate to structural joints. Each chapter provides an overview of the topic under discussion with a list of references to the relevant literature. In addition to describing the chemistry involved, other aspects of structural adhesive technology are covered, such as formula­ tion, testing, and end uses. Some structural adhesives, especially epoxies and phenolics, have a long history of successful use and are now widely employed. Others, such as the structural acrylics and cyanoacrylates, are beginning to gain industrial acceptance. Urethanes and anaerobics have limited but important uses, while high-temperature adhesives are still largely in the research and development stage.


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Editors and affiliations

  • S. R. Hartshorn
    • 1
  1. 1.Adhesives, Coatings and Sealers Division3MSt. PaulUSA

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