Structural Adhesives in the Aerospace Industry

  • Robert E. Politi


Adhesives are used extensively by the aerospace industry for bonding structural components of aircraft (both military and commercial), missiles, and satellites. Sealants are used in joints around windows, in fuel tanks, etc.; hot melts and pressure sensitive adhesives are utilized in aircraft interiors (primarily in fabricating decorative panels); while thermosetting adhesives are used to bond load bearing structural components.


Aerospace Industry Salt Spray Sandwich Panel Syntactic Foam Bond Line 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, NY 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Politi
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  1. 1.Engineered Materials DepartmentAmerican Cyanamid CompanyHavre de GraceUSA

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