Kent and Riegel’s Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology

pp 591-622

The Chemistry of Structural Adhesives: Epoxy, Urethane, and Acrylic Adhesives

  • Denis J. Zalucha
  • , Kirk J. Abbey

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Adhesives have been used successfully in a variety of applications for centuries. Today, adhesives are more important than ever in our daily lives, and their usefulness is increasing rapidly. In the past few decades there have been significant advances in materials and in bonding technology. People now routinely trust their fortunes and their lives to adhesively bonded structures and rarely think about it.