Jointing materials as a bonding agent to provide structural integrity
Types of Adhesive
- Segmental Bonding Adhesive
- Concrete Bonding Agents
Structural adhesives are usually proprietary formulations, and while the manufacturers will supply details of properties, method of use, and generic type, details of composition are not necessarily disclosed. Some resins, notably epoxides and phenol-formaldehyde, tend to be brittle after curing, and their properties may be improved by the addition of rubbery compounds. Quite frequently two types of monomer will be mixed, and the hybrid polymer that results may have better properties than its parents. Apart from such complexities, adhesives are extremely varied in their form, chemistry, and mode of use. They are therefore not easily lumped into categories and are considered individually below.