Sealing is an age-old problem that dates back to our earliest attempts to create a more comfortable living environment. Prehistoric people used natural sealants such as earth, loam, grass, and reeds to protect the interior of their homes against the weather. Today’s applications extend to a myriad of uses. The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.
Featuring contributions from international academic and industry experts, this comprehensive, illustrated reference explores:
As technology continues to develop, the potential for sealant use grows exponentially. This valuable reference guide provides a window on the past and offers insight into the extent of future possibilities in a host of industries.
The History of Sealants, J. M. Klosowski and A. T. Wolf
Organofunctional Silanes for Sealants, M. Huang and E. R. Pohl
Testing and Durability of Sealants and Sealed Joints
Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy in Sealant Testing, G. D. Davis
Chemorheological Investigation on the Environmental Susceptibility of Sealants, K. T. Tan, C. C. White, D. J. Benatti, D. Stanley, and D. L. Hunston
Natural and Artificial Weathering of Sealants, N. D. Searle
Sealant Durability and Service Life of Sealed Joints, A. T. Wolf
Adhesion Testing of Sealants, W. S. Gutowski and A. P. Cerra
Answering the LEED™ Challenge to Sealant and Weatherproofing Products, M. Schmeida
Various Types of Sealants and Their Applications
Hot Melt Sealants, J-M. Hung
Intumescent Sealants, P. K. Hernandez
Urethane Waterproofing Membrane Systems for Sealing Concrete Structures, J. Dunaway
Selection of Foam Back-up Material for use in Sealed Joints in Cladding and Curtain Walling, A. R. Hutchinson
Construction Sealants, A. T. Wolf
Application of Self-Adhering Flashing Products in Building Openings, J. D. Katsaros and N. S. Hudson
Sealants for Bridge Expansion Joints, A. Pizzi
The Application of Sealants in Automotive Electronics Packaging, R. E. Belke Jr. and K. Larson
Fibrin Sealants, R. Bitton and H. Bianco-Peled
K. L. Mittal teaches and consults worldwide in the areas of adhesion and surface cleaning. He is the editor of 97 published books concerning surface and colloid science and adhesion. A. Pizzi is Professor of Industrial Chemistry at Université Henri Poincaré-Nancy1 in France. He serves on the editorial board of many international scientific journals.