For example, when one removes a price label, the adhesive usually remains on the label and the surface."Experimental methods for the Palaeolithic dry distillation of birch bark: implications for the origin and development of Neandertal adhesive technology".Both of these elastomers undergo strain crystallization.

The bond has strength because the adhesive is hard enough to resist flow when stress is applied to the bond."History of Pre-Mixed and Frozen (PMF) Adhesives".

These are then organized into reactive and non-reactive adhesives, which refers to whether the adhesive chemically reacts in order to harden.Moisture curing adhesives cure when they react with moisture present on the substrate surface or in the air.The first use of compound adhesives was discovered in Sibudu, South Africa.