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1 Manual application of a moisture-curing polyurethane adhesive from a cartridge.



The Adhesive Bonder training course gives participants an understanding of the technical aspects and importance of their particular work procedures. Therefore, it enables them to carry out bonding work independently and professionally. The course provides a fundamental knowledge of adhesive bonding, so allowing the special aspects of adhesive bonding processes to be understood and taken into account in the production.


The course starts by introducing fundamental aspects of adhesive bonding technology. A comparison is made between adhesive bonding technology and other joining techniques. The integrity of bonds and the factors that in uence the quality of a bond are explained using the concept of bonding forces. Participants acquire a fundamental understanding of the properties of adhesives.
In this section of the course the participants are familiarized with the most important types of adhesives used in industry and learn about the properties of those adhesives and their main areas of application. Emphasis is put on correct processing and on the curing conditions for di erent adhesive systems. These aspects are reinforced by practical assignments.

Exclusive co-operation partner of Fraunhofer IFAM for EWF-European Adhesive Bonder courses in North America:

ChemQuest Technology Institute
1100 Confroy Drive, Suite 2 • South Boston • VA 24592

Course Instructor — Dr. Richard Hartshorn

Phone 434-570-1400

Course date
January 22 -26, 2018

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2 Course participants manufacturing bonded joints.

Certification and accreditation

The Department of Adhesive Bonding Technology and Surfaces is accredited according with DIN EN ISO 9001, and the laboratories for material testing, corrosion testing, and paint/lacquer technology are further accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025.

The Center for Adhesive Bonding Technology has an international reputation for its training courses in adhesive bonding technology and is accredited via DVS-PersZert® in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024.

Surface treatment
Customized surface treatment is vital if a bond is to function correctly and have good long-term stability. The course introduces surface treatment techniques that are normally carried out by workers as a direct part of the adhesive bonding process. Practical experiments give participants experience applying these techniques to a variety of substrates. Particular emphasis is put on the use of primers and adhesion promoters.
Test methods
In the practical part of the course adhesive bonds are created and then tested using commonly used procedures. Evaluation of the bond strengths and fracture patterns allows adhesive bond defects and their e ects to be recognized, so complementing the theoretical part of the course.
Manufacturing technology
The participants will be introduced to the fundamental aspects of manual and automatic production methods and learn to identify and avoid sources of faults and defects.
Work safety and environmental protection
Participants learn how to recognize potential dangers when working with adhesives and auxiliary materials used in bonding processes. The importance of using protective equipment and wearing protective clothing is highlighted.