adhesive adhesive  /æd ˈhi sɪv/


  1. (n) a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
  2. (adj) tending to adhere



  1. Such was the inspiration for Stickybot, a mechanical lizard with its own adhesive feet.
  2. Liao bound Lin's wrists, tied him to the bed and covered his mouth and nose with adhesive tape.
  3. All openings in the cap are hermetically sealed with adhesive tape.


  1. Encapsulant/Adhesive suits printer head, circuit assembly jobs.

    Exhibiting fracture toughness as well as chemical resistance to inks, 357-284 Wire Bond Encapsulant and Flexible Circuit Bonding Adhesive is designed to protect wire bonds and reduce stresses associated with thermal cycling. Product adheres to flexible circuits, FR4, and metal substrates and meets circuit assembly and semiconductor standards for ionic cleanliness (extractable ions) to prevent ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  2. Adhesive and Sealant Council Welcomes Connie Howe as Senior Manager, Technical Services

    ASC has named Connie Howe as Senior Manager, Technical Services to oversee its technically oriented programming including short courses, Training Academy, and Advanced Technology Link. Howe will also serve as staff liaison to Technical Committee. Having held several technical corporate positions and experience with various adhesive technologies, she will play leading role in developing ASC's ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  3. Laminating Adhesive accelerates fill of food packages.

    With Flextra Fast™ SF8700/XR1000, flexible packaging converters can laminate barrier films together faster than with conventional solventless adhesive systems. Product accommodates line speeds up to 1,200 fpm with 800 fpm on barrier-to-barrier laminations, slits in as few as 6 hours, and PAA decay and pouching in as little as one day. Flextra Fast SF8700/XR1000 system is suitable for PET ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

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  1. "The coating did not have enough adhesive strength, so it may peel off and curl up, hurting a user's hand," said Sony spokeswoman Ryoko Takagi.
    on Aug 2, 2007 By: Takagi Source:

  2. Or does a fresh-faced, slightly dark-skinned, consummate political performer simply outdraw a respected septuagenarian who David Letterman said "looks like the kind of guy who brags that his new denture adhesive lets him eat corn on the cob."
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: David Letterman Source: Arizona Daily Star

  3. "Several people have tried to use carbon nanotube films and other fibrous structures as high-adhesive surfaces and to mimic gecko feet, but with limited success when it comes to realistic demonstrations of the stickiness and reversibility that one...
    on Jun 18, 2007 By: Pulickel M Ajayan Source: AScribe (press release)

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