Handbook of Sealant Technology Hardback
Edited by K. L. Mittal, A. Pizzi
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:The history of sealants from the Stone Age to the presentThe testing and durability of sealants and sealed jointsThe use of organofunctional silanes in sealant technologyHot melt and intumescent sealantsUrethane waterproofing membrane systemsFoam back-up materialsSealants for use in construction, bridge expansion joints, and automotive electronicsFibrin sealants for biomedical applicationsAs 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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 554 pages, approx 35 equations; 230 figures; 79 Tables, black and white; 230 Illustrations, black a
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
- Publication Date: 26/08/2009
- Category: Mechanical engineering & materials
- ISBN: 9780849391620