Adhesives & Bonding

  • E. W. Garnish
Part of the Macmillan Engineering Evaluations book series (MECS)


This chapter describes the polymeric materials that may be used as adhesives in the industry and as successful application is inextricably paired with the bonding process this aspect too will be discussed. Adhesives are used when making components, enclosures and peripheral equipment and the forces of adhesion are also employed when making laminates, impregnating resins, encapsulating and moulding compositions. This second group of topics are dealt with elsewhere in the book and so need not be discussed in detail here. There are bonding processes that use no adhesive. These in the case of joining metals shade into welding techniques so discussion here is brief.


Shear Strength Polyvinyl Acetate Bonding Process Adhesive Joint Peel Strength 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. W. Garnish
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  1. 1.CIBA (ARL) LimitedUK

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