Nanocomposites, biopolymers and novel raw materials for the development of modern adhesives
Just as there is no such thing as the "universal screw" or the "global rivet," there is no such thing as an "all-purpose adhesive." Modern adhesives are highly specialized products of the chemical industry, suitable for a specific range of applications and meeting a specific set of requirements. The chemical industry receives challenges from all industrial sectors, such as the automotive industry, aviation, shipbuilding, rail vehicle construction, electronics, medical technology or construction, and formulates a wide variety of adhesive types and hundreds of thousands of products from the broad toolbox of polymer chemistry and the necessary additives.
The research and development work in the area of adhesive chemistry and development deals with all chemical issues arising from the application of adhesive bonding and thus supports adhesive producers and users of adhesives.