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Adhesive Bonding: Adhesives, Applications and Processes

ISBN: 978-3-527-31898-8
432 pages
January 2009
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Both solid knowledge of the basics as well as expert knowledge is needed to create rigid, long-lasting and material-specific adhesions in the industrial or trade sectors. Information that is extremely difficult and time-consuming to find in the current literature.

Written by specialists in various disciplines from both academia and industry, this handbook is the very first to provide such comprehensive knowledge in a compact and well-structured form. Alongside such traditional fields as the properties, chemistry and characteristic behavior of adhesives and adhesive joints, it also treats in detail current practical questions and the manifold applications for adhesives.
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Table of Contents

Classical Theories
Chemical Reactions in Boundary Layers
Behavior of Adhesion in Material Compounds
New Aspects in the Field of Adhesion
Pressure Sensitive Adhesives
Contact Adhesives
Hot Melts
Phenolic Adhesives
Epoxy Adhesives
Polyurethane Adhesives
Acrylate Adhesives
Silicone Adhesives
Fillers and Additives
Adhesion Promoters and Primers
Design of Adhesive Joints under the Aspect of Viscoelastic/
Plastic Behavior of Adhesives
Surface Preparation
Application Systems for Adhesives
Mechanical Properties of Adhesive Joints
Durability of Adhesive Joints
Quality Control
Strength Tests
Crash Tests
Ageing Tests
Fracture Analysis
Non Destructive Test Methods
Aircraft Industry
Automotive Industry
Railway Industry
Building Industry
Wood Constructions
Paper- and Packing Industry
Electronic Industry
Optical Instruments
Mechanical Engineering
Textile Industry
Road Building
Surface Design
Medicine and Medical Instruments
Adhesive Bonded Joints in the Nature
Arts, Archeology, Jewelry
Adhesive Bonds on Demand
Economical Aspects
Technical Aspects
R&D Activities
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Author Information

Walter Brockmann studied mechanical engineering in Hanover, gaining his doctorate in 1969. After many years at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Materials Research in Bremen, he has been heading a workgroup for materials and surface technology as professor for materials science at the TU Kaiserslautern since 1990. In 1997 and 1998 he was an honorary professor at Northeastern University Shenyang, China, where he also became Research Fellow Professor at the Heilongjiang Academy of Sciences, Harbin. In 1999 he received the order of merit from the DECHEMA. Professor Brockmann has six books and 266 scientific publications to his name, and is a founding member of the expert group for adhesive technology at DECHEMA and the EURADH conferences.

Paul Ludwig Geiß studied mechanical engineering at the TU Kaiserslautern, where he earned his doctorate in 1998 under Professor Brockmann. After a spell in industry, in 2003 he accepted the post of junior professor in joining technology at the TU Kaiserslautern, taking over the workgroup for materials and surface technology from 2004 onwards. Dr. Geiß is head of the norm committee "Testing of construction adhesives, adhesive joining and sandwiching" at the DIN and a member of the scientific advisory board to the international meeting "Swiss Bonding".

Jürgen Klingen studied chemistry at Duisburg University, majoring in instrumental chemical analysis. He gained his doctorate in polymer interlacing under Professor Robert Gillard at the University of Wales. He has been working at 3M Deutschland GmbH in Neuss for 20 years, since 1996 as head of the R&D department for adhesives, new materials and polymer processes. Dr. Klingen is the owner of several patents in the field of adhesives chemistry.

Bernhard Schröder earned his doctorate following his chemistry degree in Münster in 1978. After many years working in industry, he switched to the Scientific and Medical Institute of Tübingen University in 1986, where he heads the department of surface technology responsible for R&D projects, in particular surface finishing processes for medical products with function layers and adhesive processes in medical technology. Dr. Schröder has several patents and publications in adhesive and medical technology to his name.
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"Experts with many years of experience from the wide field of adhesive technology have cooperated to produce really excellent work, as each page of this book testifies. Currently available knowledge of adhesive technology and its possible applications is presented here in a very simple and readily comprehensible yet substantiated way in all its facets. (...) Much emphasis is placed on explanations by way of many diagrams, which are aimed at simplifying work and understanding some difficult topics - a task that this book fulfils. The systematic and well-ordered structure allows the reader easy orientation and fast access to the area in question. A really excellent and readily comprehensible expert book at the cutting-edge of technology that I can recommend without hesitation to any interested reader."

From the evaluations of the project idea:
"I am convinced that, due to his decades of experience, Professor Brockmann is one of the few people to have gained an excellent overview of the entire developments, and will produce a book that should be widely welcomed within the professional community." Dr. Gierenz, Solingen
"There is hardly any literature on adhesive technology that is practice-oriented."
"All relevant topics and aspects are considered."
"The author's renown (...) very high!"

Industrial Association of Adhesives
"Adhesive technology is a cross-sectional technology and corresponds to the latest developments in materials science and is thus vital for innovations. It is considered a universal joining technology, meaning that it influences all technical fields."

"Brockmann, the author, enjoys great renown, especially due to his comprehensive experience in this field."

"In the new book, 'Adhesive Technology', published by Wiley-VCH, Brockmann et al. report on modern processes and technologies."
Welt der Farben

"The price is acceptable considering the scope and finish of this book. It can thus be recommended to all those interested in adhesive technology."
Materials and Corrosion

"... shows in a compact and easily comprehensible manner what adhesive technology is capable of today and in future in the various areas of application. ... It describes among other things practical questions ... Further, the reader gains insights into nature's sophisticated adhesive technologies and many everyday adhesive solutions. ...learns in this book that this technology often treated with skepticism is a very powerful joining technology when correctly developed and applied, while gaining help in successfully dealing with adhesive tasks."
adhäsion - kleben & dichten (the expert journal for industrial adhesive and sealing technology)

"The editors and co-authors have succeeded in interpreting the expert arguments in a comprehensible way, such that even newcomers can use them in their tasks. (...) This is why 'Adhesive Technology' is an important companion for engineers and chemists working in adhesive joining technology, so as to be able to professionally tackle everyday tasks in practice. Not only are the many bases of adhesives discussed, but also quality assurance, and testing methods for adhesive joints - something the practitioner will particularly appreciate..."

"...a highly gratifying and extremely successful work...Very rarely can a book be recommended so whole-heartedly."
Chemie Ingenieur Technik

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