Thermomechanical and rheological characterization of adhesives for adhesive selection and failure analysis
The experts at Fraunhofer IFAM provide industrial users with holistic support in the development of a bonded product, i. e. from adhesive selection to the design of the bonded joint and the integration of bonding processes into manufacturing.
This includes an in-depth characterization of adhesives. This is done by means of thermoanalytical methods and application-oriented tests. The aim is to obtain reliable information on the suitability of cured adhesives for subsequent applications on the basis of the relevant material parameters. This requires tests on targeted accelerated adhesive aging by means of climate change tests or media aging. Similarly, the processing properties of adhesives in industrial production, dispensing and application must be taken into account.
Here you will get an impression of the aspects and – also digital – procedures we consider in the characterization of adhesives and bonded joints. We will be happy to advise you on your individual question.