December 12, 2023, Cincinnati, OH The ChemQuest Group, a global consulting firm focused on tailored business strategy and optimization, technology acceleration, market intelligence, and M&A advisory services for the specialty materials industry, is pleased to announce that registration is open for two accredited adhesive bonding-focused courses in 2024. ChemQuest is Fraunhofer IFAM’s exclusive partner in North America for its European Adhesive Bonder (EAB) and European Adhesive Specialist (EAS) courses.

The EAB course will be held January 22-26 at the ChemQuest Technology Institute (CQTI) facilities in South Boston, Va. This introductory course provides attendees with the fundamentals of adhesive bonding. Participants will gain an understanding of the technical aspects and importance of their work procedures, enabling them to independently and professionally carry out adhesive bonding work.

Beginning April 22, the more advanced EAS course will blend remote and in-person learning to provide participants with a combined virtual and hands-on opportunity. The EAS course consists of three weeks of structured online classes and one week of in-person activities and testing sessions:

  • Online Week 1 – April 22-26
  • Online Week 2 – May 13-17
  • Online Week 3 – June 3-7
  • Onsite Week 4 – June 17-21 at CQTI in South Boston, Va.

Attendees of the EAS course will learn about the different types of adhesives and substrates, various surface treatments, test methods, safety considerations, and more. Upon completion, course graduates will be able to take on supervisory functions, prepare work instructions, and make contributions to quality assurance aspects of adhesive bonding technology.

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About the ChemQuest Group, Inc.

The ChemQuest Group Inc. is widely recognized among raw material suppliers, formulators, and financial investors for its value creation. ChemQuest’s four service pillars include Business Strategy & Transformation; M&A Advisory Services; Operational & Manufacturing Efficiencies; as well as Technology Development through the ChemQuest Technology Institute and ChemQuest Powder Coating Research. ChemQuest services extend across 11 formulated product categories and over 13 end-use markets within the specialty chemicals value chain. Our team includes former senior managers from major manufacturers, business owners, and senior technical managers including Ph.D. chemists, with a minimum of 25 years of experience in specialty chemicals. For more information, visit