HANNOVER, Germany - The Vincentz Network, Hannover, Germany, has released a new book, “Formulating Adhesives and Sealants,” by Bodo Müller and Walter Rath. The book examines adhesives and sealants from the chemist’s viewpoint. It focuses on the composition and ingredients of the various types of adhesive, their chemical structure and functional groups, and clearly shows how these give rise to the resulting properties.
The new publication teaches adhesive and sealant formulation in two steps. Each section first describes the application and chemical basis of the type of adhesive or sealant concerned. This is followed by formulation advice and, if possible, an analysis of existing recipes (e.g. guide formulations and patent examples). Analysis includes a calculation of the important characteristic values of the formulations. All calculations based on recipes and formulations are worked through step by step and should therefore be intelligible to beginners. As a further bonus, a separate, in-depth chapter is devoted to the design and testing of adhesive joints.
The book is appropriate for newcomers to the profession seeking a comprehensive grounding in the underlying chemical relationships as well as experts in the trade looking for more detailed information and inspiration for trying out new ideas in development.