Heat and ultraviolet (UV)‐induced bonding and debonding (BDB) adhesives were designed and prepared through blending an epoxy resin, diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A (DGEBA) with an epoxy acrylate resin, bisphenol‐A epoxy acrylate resin (BEA). The variation of the chemical structure of DGEBA and BEA in the sequential heat‐ and UV‐curing processes was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The FTIR results indicate that DGEBA and BEA successfully took part in both the heat‐curing and UV‐curing processes. The effects of the mass ratio of BEA to DGEBA, amount of heat‐curing agent, type of diluents, and UV irradiation time on the BDB properties of BDB adhesive were systematically investigated. The results show that the bonding strength increases with the decrease of the mass ratio of BEA to DGEBA and with the increase of the amount of heat‐curing agent in a certain range. The debonding strength decreases with the increase of the mass ratio of BEA to DGEBA. The mass ratio of BEA to DGEBA was set at 10 to ensure the ratio of the bonding strength to debonding strength greater than 10 times. The debonding strength of BDB adhesives also depends on the UV irradiation time, decreasing with the increase of UV irradiation time in a certain range. Based on the FTIR results and the dependence of the bonding and deboning strengths on the reaction conditions, a possible BDB mechanism of BDB adhesive was proposed.

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© 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2018135, 46435.