Combines the scientific principles underlying the manufacture of such products as tape, labels, protective films, and business forms with their applications in electronics, medicine, and packaging to help manufacturers and users choose the best technology and product grade for various tasks. Emphasizes the wide range of routes that different technologies take to the same goal and the interdependence between the engineering of plastics, the technology of adhesives, and the conversion and integration of the practical aspects, including the engineering fundamentals. Considers the manufacture and characteristics of the non-adhesive elements of the products as well. Intended as a sister volume to Benedek and L. J. Heymans' (Decker 1997). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.