Adhesives Expand Fastening Techniques in Industrial Assemblies (.PDF Download)

For as long as humans have been using tools, they have found creative ways to mechanically fasten different materials with ropes, pegs, and wedges. After about a few thousand years of perfecting the art of fastening, someone invented the first adhesive: some birch-bark tar that could bond rocks together. The portfolio of available adhesives has since evolved into a textbook of everything from pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes to structural-strength curing adhesives.

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