Adhesion of polymers

Awaja, Firas, Gilbert, Michael, Kelly, Georgina, Fox, Bronwyn and Pigram, Paul J. 2009, Adhesion of polymers, Progress in polymer science, vol. 34, no. 9, pp. 948-968.

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Title Adhesion of polymers
Author(s) Awaja, Firas
Gilbert, Michael
Kelly, Georgina
Fox, Bronwyn
Pigram, Paul J.
Journal name Progress in polymer science
Volume number 34
Issue number 9
Start page 948
End page 968
Total pages 21
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2009-09
ISSN 0079-6700
1873-1619
Keyword(s) adhesion
polymer
thermodynamic
diffusion
molecular bonding
plasma
blends
Summary Most industrially applied polymer resins and composites have low surface free energy and lack polar functional groups on their surface, resulting in inherently poor adhesion properties. A strong research momentum to understand polymer adhesion in the last decade has been motivated by the growing needs of the automotive and aerospace industries for better adhesion of components and surface coatings. This paper reviews the recent research efforts on polymer adhesion with a special focus on adhesion mechanisms. It starts with an introduction to adhesion with explanatory notes on adhesion phenomena. Recent research on the adhesion mechanisms of mechanical coupling, chemical bonding and thermodynamic adhesion is then discussed. The area of adhesion promoters is reviewed with the focus on plasma and chemical treatments, along with direct methods for adhesion measurement. The topics of polymer blends and reactive polymerization are considered and the interactions with adhesion mechanisms are reported. The concluding section provides recommendations regarding future research on the contentious aspects of currently accepted adhesion mechanisms and on strategies for enhancing polymer adhesion strength.
Language eng
Field of Research 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30028417

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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