GENIOSIL® STP-E silane-terminated polyethers are predestined for use in adhesives and sealants for auto and other demanding areas because of their inherent strength and elasticity. Photo courtesy of WACKER SILICONES.
The second edition of the successful Handbook of Adhesion provides concise and authoritative articles covering many aspects of the science and technology associated with adhesion and adhesives. It is intended to fill a gap between the necessarily simplified treatment of the student textbook and the full and thorough treatment of the research monograph and review article. The articles are structured in such a way, with internal cross-referencing and external literature references, that readers can build up a broader and deeper understanding of the science of adhesion.

The second edition includes many new articles covering developments that have risen in prominence in the intervening years, such as scanning-probe techniques, the surface-forces apparatus, and the relation between adhesion and fractal surfaces. Advances in understanding polymer-polymer interdiffusion are reflected in articles drawing out the implications for adhesive bonding. In addition, articles derived from the earlier edition have been revised and updated where needed. Throughout the book there is a renewed emphasis on environmental implications of the use of adhesives and sealants.

The scope of the Handbook, which features nearly 250 articles from over 60 authors, includes the required scientific background, including physics, chemistry, material science and engineering, and also aspects of adhesion relevant to the use of adhesives, including topics such as:

  • Sealants and mastics,
  • Paints and coatings,
  • Printing and composite materials,
  • Welding and autohesion, and
  • Engineering design.

    The Handbook of Adhesion is intended for scientists and engineers in both academia and industry who require an understanding of the various facets of adhesion.