are typically used to temporarily or permanently bond a wide variety of surfaces such as metals, rubbers, plastics, etc.
Adhesives are materials that are initially fluid or semi-fluid, placed between two opposing solid materials, become solids themselves (by solvent evaporation or chemical reaction), bond to the surfaces they are applied to, and prevent joint movement. (See " Sealant")
A variety of chemical compounds used to bond the secondary backing to the carpet. These substances also bond the tufted yarn into the carpet.