Reference Work Entry

Handbook of Adhesion Technology

pp 291-314

Composition of Adhesives

  • Hyun-Joong KimAffiliated withLaboratory of Adhesion & Bio-Composites, Program in Environmental Materials Science, Seoul National University Email author 
  • , Dong-Hyuk LimAffiliated withLaboratory of Adhesion & Bio-Composites, Program in Environmental Materials Science, Seoul National University
  • , Hyeon-Deuk HwangAffiliated withLaboratory of Adhesion & Bio-Composites, Program in Environmental Materials Science, Seoul National University
  • , Byoung-Ho LeeAffiliated withLaboratory of Adhesion & Bio-Composites, Program in Environmental Materials Science, Seoul National University

Abstract

Adhesives and sealants are generally developed and prepared for many applications such as packaging, construction, automobile, electronic, etc. An adhesive formulation will depend on the base materials and requirements of a particular application. Development managers or formulators have to have a public knowledge about the chemical composition and role of many components for reducing trials and errors. This chapter focuses on the definition and function of adhesive composition such as primary resins, solvents, fillers, plasticizers, reinforcements, and various additives.