A new publication from ASTM International, "STP 1463, Advances in Adhesives, Adhesion Science, and Testing," includes 11 peer-reviewed papers that focus on new adhesives, particularly from the perspective of the newer test methods emerging to better determine adhesive reliability.

The subjects covered in the volume, which is a valuable resource for design engineers and those with interest in advanced test methods for adhesive validation, include the following:

  • Test methods and specification that improve the ability to determine long-term bond durability, bonding and debonding of wood products
  • Test methods that generate more meaningful material information on adhesive reliability
  • A method of measuring viscoelastic behavior of adhesives,
  • An accurate method of measuring yield strength of adhesives and other materials
  • Characterizing fracture properties of adhesive joints under impact loading conditions
  • Fracture mechanics applied to adhesive joints
  • Coating adhesion testing, and
  • Diffusion of fluids in pressure sensitive adhesives.

"STP 1463, Advances in Adhesives, Adhesion Science, and Testing" (144 pages, soft cover, ISBN: 0-8031-3489-4, stock #STP1463) is available online at www.astm.org for $51.