ADHESIVES, GLUES AND SEALANTS


Adhesives, glues and sealants - basic knowledge

Adhesives, glues and sealants are materials that are currently in a boom and expansion phase, due the different and multiple advantages of these materials such as the joining technology versus other joining technologies as welding, riveting or screwing.

In this section of the website adhesivesandglues.com it is included a series of introductory articles needed to understand the nature and behavior of adhesives.

Advantages of using adhesives – A list of advantages and benefits provided by the use of adhesives, glues, and sealants materials.

Disadvantages of adhesives - Disadvantages provided by the use of adhesives, sealants and glues as binding materials.

Applications of adhesives – Some examples are given about the applications of adhesives in various industrial sectors, as well as examples of the use of adhesives in the manufacture of vehicles.

Definition of adhesive - This article defines the concept of adhesive and all the elements that are found in an adhesive bond.

Polymer definition - Polymers are the backbone of the adhesives, here you can find definitions and examples of polymer and all the different ways to classify them.

Definition of Adhesion - The adhesion of the adhesive to the substrate is a key concept for the understanding of adhesives. In this article you will find the definition of adhesion and its main parameters.

Theories and models of adhesion - This section explains each of the models of adhesion that are currently in place which explain the phenomenon of adhesion.

Contact Angle - Definition of the contact angle, the contact angle affects the wetability of adhesive on a substrate, techniques to measure the contact angle.

Surface energy - You will find the definition of surface energy and the definition and examples of surface tension, a parameter that directly affects the phenomenon of adhesion.

Thermoplastic materials - adhesives can behave like thermoplastics, in this article you can find the definition, examples and properties of thermoplastic materials

Elastomer materials - adhesives can behave like elastomer materials, in this article you can find the definition, examples and properties of elastomer materials.

Thermosets materials- adhesives can behave like thermoset material, in this article you can find the definition, examples and properties of these kind of materials.

Covalent chemical bond- You will learn the definition and examples of covalent chemical bond, classes and types of covalent bonds, and the importance of the covalent bonds in the adhesives.

Intermolecular Forces - Definition and examples of intermolecular forces, explain the origin and function of the intermolecular forces, Van der Waals forces, permanent dipoles, induced and dispersed dipoles.

Mechanical properties of adhesives - Definition and explanation of the mechanical properties that adhesives posses, fracture strength, fracture elongation, modulus of elasticity, etc ...

Polyaddition - Definition and examples of the polyaddition reactions necessary for the formation of adhesives.

Polycondensation - Definition and examples of the polycondensation reactions necessary for the formation of adhesives.


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