Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction to Adhesive Bonding Technology

    1. Lucas F. M. da Silva, Andreas Öchsner, Robert D. Adams
      Pages 1-7
  3. Theory of Adhesion

    1. David E. Packham
      Pages 9-38
    2. Pr. Maurice Brogly
      Pages 39-63
    3. Martin E. R. Shanahan, Wulff Possart
      Pages 65-91
    4. Günter Reiter
      Pages 93-103
    5. Wulff Possart, Martin E. R. Shanahan
      Pages 105-116
  4. Surface Treatments

  5. Adhesive and Sealant Materials

    1. Hyun-Joong Kim, Dong-Hyuk Lim, Hyeon-Deuk Hwang, Byoung-Ho Lee
      Pages 291-314
    2. Eric Papon
      Pages 315-339
    3. Charles W. Paul
      Pages 341-372
    4. Ewen J. C. Kellar
      Pages 373-389
  6. Testing of Adhesive Properties

    1. David A. Dillard
      Pages 391-414
    2. John Comyn
      Pages 415-442
    3. Lucas F. M. da Silva
      Pages 443-471
    4. Bamber R. K. Blackman
      Pages 473-501
    5. Luca Goglio
      Pages 503-532
    6. Tetsuo Yamaguchi, David A. Dillard
      Pages 533-549
  7. Joint Design

    1. Erol Sancaktar
      Pages 551-595
    2. Liyong Tong, Quantian Luo
      Pages 597-627
    3. Ian A. Ashcroft, Aamir Mubashar
      Pages 629-660
    4. Andreas Öchsner
      Pages 661-688
    5. Lucas F. M. da Silva
      Pages 689-723
    6. Gregory L. Anderson
      Pages 725-741
    7. Chiaki Sato
      Pages 743-763
    8. Robert D. Adams, Duncan G. A. Cooper, Stuart Pearson
      Pages 765-786
  8. Durability

    1. Ian A. Ashcroft, John Comyn
      Pages 787-822
    2. Shantanu Bhowmik
      Pages 823-844
    3. Ian A. Ashcroft
      Pages 845-874
    4. Paul L. Geiss
      Pages 875-902
    5. James D. Palmer
      Pages 903-920
  9. Manufacture

    1. Hans K. Engeldinger, Cai R. Lim
      Pages 921-940
    2. Andreas Lutz
      Pages 941-975
    3. Manfred Peschka
      Pages 977-995
    4. Ansgar van Halteren
      Pages 997-1006
  10. Quality Control

    1. Kazutami Wakabayashi
      Pages 1007-1029
    2. Kosuke Haraga
      Pages 1031-1048
    3. Robert D. Adams
      Pages 1049-1069
    4. Juan C. Suárez
      Pages 1071-1100
  11. Applications

    1. L. John Hart-Smith
      Pages 1101-1147
    2. Christian Désagulier
      Pages 1149-1184
    3. Bernd Burchardt
      Pages 1185-1212
    4. Yasuaki Suzuki
      Pages 1213-1236
    5. Peter Davies
      Pages 1237-1262
    6. Ilko Hartung, Stefan Boehm
      Pages 1263-1288

About this book


Adhesives have been used for thousands of years, but until 100 years ago, the vast majority was from natural products such as bones, skins, fish, milk, and plants. Since about 1900, adhesives based on synthetic polymers have been introduced, and today, there are many industrial uses of adhesives and sealants. It is difficult to imagine a product—in the home, in industry, in transportation, or anywhere else for that matter—that does not use adhesives or sealants in some manner.

The Handbook of Adhesion Technology is intended to be the definitive reference in the field of adhesion. Essential information is provided for all those concerned with the adhesion phenomenon. Adhesion is a phenomenon of interest in diverse scientific disciplines and of importance in a wide range of technologies. Therefore, this handbook includes the background science (physics, chemistry and materials science), engineering aspects of adhesion and industry specific applications. It is arranged in a user-friendly format with ten main sections: theory of adhesion, surface treatments, adhesive and sealant materials, testing of adhesive properties, joint design, durability, manufacture, quality control, applications and emerging areas. Each section contains about five chapters written by internationally renowned authors who are authorities in their fields.

This book is intended to be a reference for people needing a quick, but authoritative, description of topics in the field of adhesion and the practical use of adhesives and sealants. Scientists and engineers of many different backgrounds who need to have an understanding of various aspects of adhesion technology will find it highly valuable. These will include those working in research or design, as well as others involved with marketing services. Graduate students in materials, processes and manufacturing will also want to consult it.


Adhesives Durability Joint design Manufacture Paints Quality control Sealants Surface treatments Using adhesives in production Welding

Editors and affiliations

  • Lucas F. M. da Silva
    • 1
  • Andreas Öchsner
    • 2
  • Robert D. Adams
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering (DEMec)Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP)Rua Dr. Roberto FriasPortugal
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaSkudaiMalaysia
  3. 3.Emeritus Professor of Applied MechanicsUniversity of Bristol Queen's Building University WalkCliftonUK

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