Surface Preparation Techniques for Adhesive Bonding


  • Raymond F. Wegman, Adhesion Associates, retired
  • James Van Twisk, Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems

Surface Preparation Techniques for Adhesive Bonding is an essential guide for materials scientists, mechanical engineers, plastics

engineers, scientists and researchers in manufacturing environments making use of adhesives technology. Wegman and van Twisk

provide practical coverage of a topic that receives only cursory treatment in more general books on adhesives, making this book essential

reading for adhesion specialists, plastics engineers, and a wide range of engineers and scientists working in sectors where adhesion is an

important technology, e.g. automotive / aerospace, medical devices, electronics.

Wegman and van Twisk provide a wealth of practical information on the processing of substrate surfaces prior to adhesive bonding. The

processing of aluminum and its alloys, titanium and its alloys, steels, copper and its alloys, and magnesium are treated in the form of

detailed specifications with comparative data. Other metals not requiring extensive treatment are also covered in detail, as are metal matrix

and organic matrix composites, thermosets and thermoplastics.

This new edition has been updated with coverage of the latest developments in the field including the sol-gel process for aluminum,

titanium, and stainless steel, atmospheric plasma treatment for metals, plastics and rubbers and treatments for bronze and nickel alloys.

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Materials scientists, mechanical

engineers, plastics engineers,

engineers and scientists involved in

surface treatment and adhesion,

adhesives industry, sectors involved

in innovative uses of adhesives - e.g

medical devices, automotive,

aerospace, electronics.


Book information

  • Published: November 2012
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3126-8

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys

3. Titanium and Titanium Alloys

4. Steel and Stainless Steel

5. Copper and Copper Alloys

6. Magnesium

7. Other Metals

8. Plastics

9. Rubbers

10. Utilizing Openair® Plasma for

Better Adhesion