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Adhesives are substances that hold materials together by surfacing attachment that resist separation. Term “adhesive” usually includes glue, cement, mucilage or paste that are allmade of organic substances. But there are some adhesives that are inorganic as well like, Portland cement that holds objects such as beams and bricks together.

Since the ancient times natural adhesives have been known for their attributes - Egyptian carvings dating back 3,300 years, depict the gluing of a thin piece of veneer to what appears to be a plank of sycamore. Papyrus, an early non-woven fabric, contained fibers of reed like plants, bonded together with flour paste; bitumen and beeswax were used as protective coatings and adhesives in ancient and medieval times.

All adhesives have the physical and chemical properties that are the key factors, in order of adhesive joints. Not less important, are the types of adherents and the nature of the surface pre treatment. So these three factors – adhesive, adherent and surface are the key factors for the long lasting bonded structure.

Almost all synthetic adhesives and some of the natural adhesives are composed of polymers, which presents giant molecules, or macromolecules, formed by the linking of thousands of simpler molecules, the monomers. The formation of the polymer happens in the “cure” step, in which polymerization takes place at the same time as the adhesive-bond formation, or the polymer may be formed before the material is applied as an adhesive, as with thermoplastic elastomers such as styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymers. Polymers impart strength, flexibility, and the ability to spread and interact on an adherent surface—properties that are required for the formation of acceptable adhesion levels.

There are two different types of adhesives: natural and synthetic. First one is primarily of animal or vegetable origin. Though the demand for natural products has declined since the mid-20th century, some of them are still used for wood and paper products, particularly in corrugated board, envelopes, bottle labels, book bindings, cartons, furniture, and laminated film and foils. Furthermore, thanks to a number of environmental regulations, natural adhesives derived from renewable resources are becoming more wanted on the market. The most important natural products are: animal glue, casein glue, blood albumen glue, starch and dextrin and natural gums.

The synthetic adhesives, are based on synthetic resins and rubbers excel in versatility and performance. Synthetics can be produced on a constant supply and at constantly uniform properties; they can be altered in many ways and are usually mixed to provide the best characteristics for a particular application. The polymers used in synthetic adhesives have two main categories—thermoplastics and thermosets.  Thermoplastics give strong, durable adhesion at normal temperatures, and they can be softened for application by heating, without undergoing degradation. As for the thermosets, sthey form permanent, heat-resistant, insoluble bonds that cannot be modified without degradation.Adhesives based on thermosetting polymers are widely used in the aerospace industry. The polymer types noted above are employed in a number of functional types of adhesives: contact cements, structural adhesives, hot-melt adhesives, pressure-sensitive adhesives and ultraviolet –cured adhesives.
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