Polymer and Formulation Design Characteristics for Developing Bonding Capabilities of Radiation-Curable Coatings and Adhesive Systems

  • Vincent D. McGinniss
Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS, volume 29)


Development of adhesive bonding capabilities for rapid high energy electron or photoinduced polymerization reactions involving free radical intermediates requires knowledge of the following concepts.
  1. 1)

    Nature of the substrate/substrate preparation.

  2. 2)

    Monomer design/surface tension, solubility parameters, viscosity, polar-nonpolar, shrinkage during polymerization.

  3. 3)

    Cross-linking oligomer design/MW between cross-link sites or number of reactive sites, polarity, viscosity, shrinkage factor.

  4. 4)

    Polymer design/reactive-nonreactive Tg, MW, MW between cross-link sites, functionality, surface energies.

In this paper, several of the above concepts and their interrelationships directed towards achieving adhesive bonding of radiation curable coatings/adhesives to a wide variety of substrates will be discussed.


Solubility Parameter Adhesive Bonding Adhesive System Bonding Capability Neopentyl Glycol 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent D. McGinniss
    • 1
  1. 1.Battelle’s Columbus LaboratoriesColumbusUSA

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