International conference  /  24. November 2021  -  25. November 2021

Bremen Bonding Days 2021

The Bremen Bonding Days are for practitioners, technicians and engineers in adhesive bonding. This international conference will take place for the very first time on November 24 and 25, 2021 as an online event.

Experienced speakers from industry and science offer the latest insights and developments on topics such as:

● Industrial applications

● Adhesive processing

● Quality standards & regulations

● Dimensioning of bonds

To cast a view into the near future, experts will present among others the role of adhesive bonding in the context of circular economy and digitalization.

Join the Bremen Bonding Days and keep up to date in your profession: The event is recognized as continuous training within the scope of DVS®/ EWF- and EWF-Personnel Qualification as well as DIN 2304, DIN 6701 and TL A-0023.




Wednesday, November 24, 2021


10:30 am Welcome, Introduction Prof. Dr. Andreas Gross, Dr. Holger Fricke (Fraunhofer IFAM)
11:00 am The World of Adhesives Vera Haye (Industrieverband Klebstoffe e.V.)
Session 1: Surfaces
11:40 am Sticking Together: The Science of What Works Prof. Steven Abbott (Steven Abbott TCNF Ltd)
12:20 pm Testing the Stability of Surface Pre-treatment for Bonding Tomáš Konečný (Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems)
Lunch Break
Session 2: Adhesives
2:00 pm Light Curing Adhesives – Innovative Solutions for Medical Device Assembly Dr. Thérèse Hémery (Dymax Europe GmbH)
2:40 pm Adhesives Chemistry – There are Many Challenges Left for the Future Prof. Dr. Andreas Hartwig (Fraunhofer IFAM)
Coffee Break
Session 3: Regulations
3:40 pm Circlular Economy and Adhesive Bonding Technology Prof. Dr. Andreas Gross (Fraunhofer IFAM)
4:20 pm Techno-Economic Benefits of Quality Assurance in Adhesive Bonding  Dr. Gareth McGrath (Flexible Manufacturing Solutions Ltd.)
5:00 pm Virtual get-together


Thursday, November 25, 2021


Time Title Speaker
Session 4: Adhesive Properties
9:00 am Power and Deception of FEA for Adhesive Bond Design Analysis Prof. Stijn Debruyne
9:40 am Improved Bondings based on Modelling Dr. Agustín Chiminelli (ITAINNOVA - Aragon Institute of Technology)
Coffee Break
Session 5: Production
10:40 am Application Technology 4.0 Andreas Kiefer (Atlas Copco Industrial Assembly Solutions)
11:20 am High Rate Metallic Bonding of typical Aircraft Fuselages Dr. Patryk Burka (Airbus Operations GmbH)
Coffee Break
12:20 pm Bonding of FRP Products for Construction Mirfet Malagic (Fiberline A/S)
1:00 pm E-Mobility@Audi: Innovation in Adhesive Application Victor Schmadalla (Audi AG)
1:40 pm Summary and Farewell Greetings Prof. Dr. Andreas Gross, Dr. Holger Fricke (Fraunhofer IFAM)