Designed For
Designed for technicians, managers and support personnel looking for career advancement in the wood-based composites industry.
Always available
Online, self-paced
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Introduction to adhesion science and technology with an introduction to basic chemical concepts, surface chemistry, polymer science, polymer analysis, and also to some commercially significant wood adhesives and topics specific to those adhesives.

  1. Introduction to Adhesion
  2. Chemical Introduction
  3. Intermolecular Forces
  4. Surface Chemistry
  5. Organic Reactivity
  6. Polymer Analysis
  7. Polymer Science-I
  8. Polymer Science-II
  9. Theories of Adhesion
  10. Adhesive Strength Development
  11. Adhesives and Applications
  12. Wood Factors that Impact Bonding

Instructor: Charles (Chip) Frazier (Virginia Tech;

This course is part of the Wood-Based Composite Science Short Course Series. Click here to view the whole series.