Adhesives and Sealants


The author covers traditional adhesives, their advantages and shortcomings as well as synthetic products. He also discusses surface preparation, handling hazards, deterioration and sealants for joints exposed to water, steam and oil.

ISBN: 978 185486 048 4
Author: David Lammas


In recent years there has been a great increase in the variety, sophistication and effectiveness of adhesives, sealants and threadlocking types. This book is intended to provide practical help and guidance in deciding what adhesive out of the ever-expanding modern range should be used for particular tasks.

The book explains in simple terms the features of adhesive classification together with joint design data and assembly techniques for a wide variety of materials. Aimed mainly at the model engineer, but also at the home mechanic and woodworker, it covers pattern, base and case making from wood, applications in tool and equipment, as well as individual requirements including structural joints and sealing against water, steam or oil.

Illustrated throughout, Adhesives and Sealants will be of interest and of value to all workshop owners and model engineers.

Contents: Traditional Glues; Adhesive Joints; Joint Design; Types of Adhesive; Materials to be Bonded; Joint Preparation; Identification of Materials; Environmental Factors; Engineering Adhesives; Matching Adhesive to Material and Conditions; Sealants; Hints and Tips; Useful Addresses; Glossary.

Originally published in 1991 by Argus Books Ltd
Special Interest Model Books edition published in 2012

210 x 148 mm
136 pages
92 black & white photographs
63 plans & scale drawings