Growing interest in the formulation of pressure-sensitive adhesives as described in the first edition of this book ( Pressure-Sensitive Formulation, VSP, 2000) required a new, enlarged edition including the design of pressure-sensitive adhesives as a separate volume. Developments in the understanding of pressure sensitivity were necessary to use macromolecular chemistry for pressure-sensitive design. Such developments include polymer physics and contact mechanics. Progress in coating technology, especially in in-line coating- and synthesis, opened new ways for the design of pressure-sensitive adhesives and products as well. Actually, pressure-sensitive-products with and without adhesives compete requiring a broad variety of material formulations and the corresponding manufacturing technology.
The first volume of the book examines the theoretical aspects of pressure-sensitive design, based on macromolecular chemistry, macromolecular physics, rheology and contact mechanics.
The second volume describes the practical aspects of pressure-sensitive design and formulation, related to product application.
The advances in the various domains are described by specialists.
Table of Contents
1. Design- and Formulation Basis
Raw materials for PSPs
2. Hot-Melt PSAs Based on Styrenic Polymer
Hot-melt pressure- sensitive adhesives
Styrenic block copolymer
Tackifiers for sbc-based hot-melt PSAs
Adhesion performance of SBC-based HMPSAs
3. Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives of Controlled Water-Absorbing Capacity
Mikhail M. Feldstein, Gary W. Cleary and Parminder Singh
Molecular nature of pressure-sensitive adhesion
Basic types of interpolymer complexes
Thermodynamic principles of interpolymer complex formation
Adhesives based on ladder- like complexes
Adhesives based on carcass-like complexes
Adhesives based on the combination of ladder-like and carcass-like types of interpolymer complexes
CorplexTM adhesives of controlled water-absorbing capacity
4. Removable and Repositionable Pressure-Sensitive Materials
Removable and repositionable pressure-sensitive adhesives
Influence of the coating weight on tack and peel adhesion
Test methods for removable PSAs
Prospects for removable and repositionable PSA
5. UV-Curable Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives
Hyun-Sung Do and Hyun-Joong Kim
What is UV?
Adhesion properties of UV-curable PSAs
Kinetics of UV-curable PSAs
6. Pressure-Sensitive Design and Formulation in Practice
Design and formulation for adhesive properties
Design and formulation for pressure-sensitive product classes
... These books are written for the advanced researcher, and are excellent reference books. Highly Recommended
Adhesives & Sealants Newsletter, June 2007