Contributions from more than 60 authors, each a well-known specialist in their field, have been co-ordinated to produce the most comprehensive "Handbook of Adhesives and Sealants" ever published. The handbook will be published as 8 volumes, over a period of 4 years and will contain over 2800 pages, rich with case studies, industrial applications and the latest research. It is a work in progress, enabling the latest new and important applications to be included as they happen. Volume 2 of "Elseviers Handbook of Adhesives & Sealants" series, "General knowledge, Application of Adhesives & New Curing Techniques", covers the mechanisms of adhesion, its application, and drying and curing techniques. The volume is divided in to the following sections: Theory of adhesion; Metering and dispensing; Design and calculation of bonded joints; Heat stable adhesives; UV curing; and Flexible bonding and sealants. Each contributing author is a scientist, practitioner, engineer, or chemist with an abundance of practical experience in their respective field, making this text an authoritative reference source for any materials scientist or engineer, whether in academia or industry.