Adhesives 101 is a two part series covering markets, applications, general adhesion principles and chemistries. Part one reviews the global adhesive industry and market volumes and sales by segment, technology, chemistry and suppliers. The science of adhesion is followed by substrate preparation for optimum bonding.
Richard Hartshorn, Ph.D., Director of Technology Analysis and Planning, The ChemQuest Group
Dick Hartshorn joined The ChemQuest Group (a management consulting company) in 2003 after a 28-year career with 3M, where he held various technical management positions in research and
product development of adhesives, sealants and coatings. His particular interests lie in adhesion, adhesives and product innovation. Dick holds degrees from the University of Exeter, U.K. (BSc Chemistry) and the University of London, U.K. (PhD Chemistry). He is an accredited European Adhesive Engineer.