Gain a Deeper Understanding of the Various Factors That Control Adhesion and the Methodology in Use to Control and Detect Them…
Adhesion to any substrate is determined by the surface energetics which, in turn, is dependent on the composition and micro/macro structure of the surface. Understanding the changes that occur at a molecular level when a liquid coating or adhesive is brought into contact with a solid surface and then solidified to create a bond is key to successful and durable adhesion. Surface treatment and contamination play an important role in the adhesion compatibility of a surface.
The content will drive efficient and optimum development through a fundamental understanding of principles involved in forming and measuring durable bonds over time and in less than ideal environments.
Key Topics & Objectives:
The simple fundamentals of adhesion: surfaces, coatings, and adhesives; why some things stick (and others don’t)
- What happens to surfaces in manufacturing
- Why we need to understand and control surfaces
- How can we measure and control surface properties
- Surface treatments: detergent cleaning, solvent cleaning, abrasion, plasma, flame, corona
Giles Dillingham, President and Chief Scientist
Brighton Technologies Group, Inc.