09 June 2021
Have Glue, Will Travel!
Adhesive bonding is almost certainly the oldest ‘industrial’ joining system known to humankind and has been in use for millennia. Today it is key to holding the most modern aircraft together, it keeps us safe in our cars, ensures our mobile phones don’t fall apart and even plays a key part in medicine both internally and externally. Despite such extensive deployment, there is still widespread concern about its reliability and remarkably little understanding of the fundamental processes that lie behind this wonder material.
Over the course of this webinar Dr Kellar will endeavour to demystify aspects of adhesive technology with a wide range of application examples and to highlight key considerations when deploying effective bonding solutions. In almost every situation, adhesion must be considered as a system where three major players always exist, the substrate (or adherend), the adhesive and the surface – ignore any one of them at your peril!
This webinar will be of interest to people who want to find out more about adhesives, the way they work, how to select the right system and what sort of preparation is required. It will also be an opportunity to understand why adhesive technology is so important in almost every aspect of our lives.
Dr Ewen Kellar
Consultant, Advanced Composites and Adhesives
Dr Ewen Kellar has been working in the field of adhesive technology for over 30 years, with the majority of this time being based at TWI where he has worked in almost every industrial sector and with countless applications, helping clients with their bonding requirements. He is now TWI consultant in adhesive technology with active interests in surface preparation, plasma pre-treatments, spectroscopy, mechanical testing and failure investigation.