Difference between revisions of "Adhesive"

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== Definition ==
 
== Definition ==
  
An adhesive is a material that is used to bind two surfaces together. Most adhesives are flowable materials that set into a solid state after drying/curing etc.
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An adhesive is a material that is used to bind two surfaces together. Most adhesives are initially in a flowable state (i.e. can be spread) and then turn into a solid state after time/drying/curing etc.
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== Types of Adhesives ==
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= Thermoplastics =
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These adhesives are generally applied and spread above their melting point after-which they set as they cool down.

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Original Entry: Ian Burgess, Fall 2009


Definition

An adhesive is a material that is used to bind two surfaces together. Most adhesives are initially in a flowable state (i.e. can be spread) and then turn into a solid state after time/drying/curing etc.


Types of Adhesives

Thermoplastics

These adhesives are generally applied and spread above their melting point after-which they set as they cool down.