Reference Work Entry

Handbook of Adhesion Technology

pp 1527-1533

Adhesion Technology Recap – Current and Emerging Areas

  • Lucas F. M. da SilvaAffiliated withDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto Email author 
  • , Andreas ÖchsnerAffiliated withDepartment of Applied Mechanics, Technical University of MalaysiaUniversity Centre for Mass and Thermal Transport in Engineering Materials, School of Engineering, The University of Newcastle
  • , Robert D. AdamsAffiliated withDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, University of BristolDepartment of Engineering Science, University of Oxford


This chapter gives a brief description of the subjects and chapters that are included in this handbook. The handbook is organized in ten parts: theory of adhesion, surface treatment, adhesive and sealant materials, testing of adhesive properties, joint design, durability, manufacture, quality control, applications, and emerging areas. A total of 57 chapters are presented covering all aspects of adhesion and adhesives. In addition to the information contained in each chapter, an extensive list of references is given (approximately 4,000 references).