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Handbook of Adhesion, 2nd Edition

D. E. Packham (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-01422-6 September 2005 692 Pages


This 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 the reader can build up a broader and deeper understanding, as their needs require.

This second edition includes many new articles covering developments which 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 background science - physics, chemistry and 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
  • Engineering design

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

Preface to the Second Edition.

Preface to the First Edition.


List of Articles--Alphabetical.

List of Articles--Classified.

List of Contributors.

Handbook Entries.


"...a comprehensive yet very technical treatment of the subject of adhesion..." (E-STREAMS, June 2006)

"This book is an excellent reference and source of information for the general practitioner, researcher, and adhesive users...a must have book for the industry. Very highly recommended." (Adhesives & Sealants Newsletter, September 12, 2005)

"...provides concise and authoritative articles covering many aspects of the science and technology associated with adhesion and adhesives." (Paint & Coatings Industry Magazine, March 2006)

" impressive volume...handy and comprehensive..." (MST Newsletter, August 2005)

"250 concise and authoritative articles" (Worlds Surface Abstracts Coatings, September 2006)