I was asked by the publisher to update Arthur Landrock’s Adhesives Technology
Handbook, which was fi rst released in 1985 by Noyes Publishing.
I have taken advantage of almost every bit of the material in the Landrock
book by updating, revising, and including them in the present book.
There are many books about adhesives. Several excellent books are available
that deal with the subject of adhesives from different points of view.
Some have looked at adhesives from synthesis, chemistry, or bonding
techniques points of view. Others have treated the subject from a practical
standpoint. Of these, most are attempts to describe adhesion to a variety
of materials including plastics, metals, wood, etc. A few books are highly
specialized in the applications of adhesives in a particular industry such as
metals or construction