4.1 Introduction

This section describes the topic of adhesive selection and factors which affect this important decision.

Other aspects such as the stability of adhesives and process management will also be covered.

Many different adhesives are commercially available. Knowledge of this market is required in order to select a suitable adhesive. These guidelines introduce various types of adhesives and their main features. It should be pointed out that some groups contain special products that have atypical properties.

The number of possible adhesives that one has to choose from differs depending on the bonding task in hand.

It is recommended that inexperienced users seek expert advice.