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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A synthetic adhesive that adheres tightly to itself on contact. Contact adhesives are applied to both surfaces to be joined, the solvent is allowed to evaporate, then both coated surfaces brought into contact. Most contact adhesives are based on solvent solutions of chloroprene (i.e. [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=neoprene neoprene]). The tacky, elastic material forms a strong bond that is resistant to shear forces. Contact cements are often used in do-it-yourself home building projects to adhere [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=Formica Formica], wood, leather, metal, plastic, veneer, and rubber.
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A synthetic adhesive that adheres tightly to itself on contact. Contact adhesives are applied to both surfaces to be joined, the solvent is allowed to evaporate, then both coated surfaces brought into contact. Most contact adhesives are based on solvent solutions of chloroprene (i.e. [[neoprene]]). The tacky, elastic material forms a strong bond that is resistant to shear forces. Contact cements are often used in do-it-yourself home building projects to adhere [[Formica®]], wood, leather, metal, plastic, veneer, and rubber.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
  
contact cement; contact bond adhesive; dry bond adhesive; adhesivo de contacto Esp.); cola de contacto (Esp., Port.); adhsif par contact (Fr.); adesivi di contatto (It.); colla di contatto;   
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contact cement; contact bond adhesive; dry bond adhesive; adhesivo de contacto Esp.); cola de contacto (Esp., Port.); adhésif par contact (Fr.); adesivi di contatto (It.); colla di contatto;   
  
 
Examples: Evostik [Evode]; Pattex [Henkel]
 
Examples: Evostik [Evode]; Pattex [Henkel]
  
== Authority ==
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== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
  
* Random House, Random House, ''Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language'', Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
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* Random House, ''Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language'', Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  
* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "adhesive" Encyclopdia Britannica [Accessed February 12, 2002
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* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "adhesive" Encyclopædia Britannica [Accessed February 12, 2002
  
* Hermann Kuhn, Hermann Kuhn, ''Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities'', Butterworths, London, 1986
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* Hermann Kuhn, ''Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities'', Butterworths, London, 1986
  
* Theodore J. Reinhart, Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', ''Engineered Plastics'', ASM International, 1988
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* Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', ''Engineered Plastics'', ASM International, 1988
  
  
  
 
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[[Category:Materials database]]

Revision as of 15:18, 29 April 2016

Description

A synthetic adhesive that adheres tightly to itself on contact. Contact adhesives are applied to both surfaces to be joined, the solvent is allowed to evaporate, then both coated surfaces brought into contact. Most contact adhesives are based on solvent solutions of chloroprene (i.e. Neoprene). The tacky, elastic material forms a strong bond that is resistant to shear forces. Contact cements are often used in do-it-yourself home building projects to adhere Formica®, wood, leather, metal, plastic, veneer, and rubber.

Synonyms and Related Terms

contact cement; contact bond adhesive; dry bond adhesive; adhesivo de contacto Esp.); cola de contacto (Esp., Port.); adhésif par contact (Fr.); adesivi di contatto (It.); colla di contatto;

Examples: Evostik [Evode]; Pattex [Henkel]

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988

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