The word abhesion, which is also referred to as anti-adhesion, does not appear in standard dictionaries. Scientists have coined the word abhesion to describe the opposite effect of adhesion.

Therefore the substrates and materials that exhibit abhesion properties are intrinsically non-sticky and hydrophopic (water repellent) in nature. Examples of these would be:

  • Non-stick PTFE (Teflon) frying pans
  • Release agents used in plastic and metal manufacturing processes to prevent bonding and facilitate release of parts from mould surfaces.


References and Suggestions for Further Readings

  1. Banks, R. E., B. E. Smart and J. C. Tatlow, Eds. (1994). Organofluorine Chemistry: Principles and Commercial Applications, Springer Science & Business Media.
  2. Chandra, G., Ed. (1997). Organosilicon Materials, Volume 3 of Handbook of environmental chemistry, Springer.
  3. Pritchard, G., Ed. (1998). Plastic Additives, Springer Netherlands.
  4. Feng, L., Li, S., Li, Y., Li, H., Zhang, L., Zhai, J., Song, Y., Liu, B., Jiang, L. and Zhu, D., 2002. Super‐hydrophobic surfaces: from natural to artificial.Advanced materials14(24), pp.1857-1860.
  5. Packham, D. E. (2002). Mould Sticking, Fouling and Cleaning, Volume 13, Issue 6 of Rapra Review Reports, iSmithers Rapra Publishing.
  6. Packham, D. E., Ed. (2005). Handbook of Adhesion, Wiley.
  7. Ebnesajjad, S. and R. Morgan (2011). Fluoropolymer Additives, PDL handbook series, Plastics Design Library, William Andrew Publishing.
  8. Owen, M. J. and P. R. Dvornic, Eds. (2012). Silicone Surface Science, Volume 4 of Advances in Silicon Science, Springer Science & Business Media.
  9. Skeist, I., Ed. (2012). Handbook of Adhesives, Springer Science & Business Media.
  10. Stepek, J. and H. Daoust (2012). Additives for Plastics, Volume 5 of Polymers - Properties and Applications, Springer Science & Business Media.
  11. Loeb, G. I. and M. E. Schrader, Eds. (2013). Modern Approaches to Wettability: Theory and Applications, Springer Science & Business Media.
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