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Adhesives Bonding

Use of adhesives is becoming ever more widespread. It is TWI's aim to help Members understand and adopt best practice, to make the best use of the available adhesion and adhesive bonding technologies to maximise competitiveness and profit.

Adhesion and adhesive bonding is a constantly advancing area of critical importance to a variety of industrial sectors, especially where the joining of dissimilar materials is concerned.

Key services and capabilities include:

  • Materials selection (Substrates, Pre-treatments, Adhesives, Sealants)

  • Joint design

  • Pre-treatments for metals, polymers, composites, ceramics etc including Solvents and cleaners; Abrasion; Chemical; Energetic (plasma, laser etc); Priming

  • Surface characterisation and optimisation (eg surface free energy (SFE) and infrared spectroscopy (FTIR))

  • Designing for durability

  • Accelerated aging trials and bulk polymer characterisation (fluid sensitivity trials)

  • Mechanical testing

  • NDT

  • Training

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Adhesive Bonding

TWI has been at the forefront of the technology for decades and is now respected internationally as a leader in adhesive and adhesion science and technology.

TWI's work is unbiased and confidential, and a comprehensive package of services enables companies to:

  • Improve quality

  • Reduce costs

  • Increase competitive advantage

  • Develop and innovate new components

  • Market effectively

  • Benchmark against best practice

For more information, please contact us.