The Three Requirements for Effective Adhesion

Properly diagnosing your adhesion issue begins by understanding what is required for successful adhesion. It all comes down to controlling three things:

  1. The composition of the adhesive
  2. The application and curing process
  3. The quality of the bond surface

The quality of the bond surface is the least understood and managed in manufacturing. Without control, surface quality varies greatly, creating unexpected adhesion failures. Understanding the science behind reliable bonds ensure reliable results.

Checklist: Adhesion Failure Root-Cause Analysis for Manufacturers

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A Fast, Easy, Accurate & Non-destructive Surface Quality Inspection

The Surface Analyst technology uses patented Ballistic Deposition™ to deposit a drop of water onto a surface. After the drop is deposited, this innovative method uses a top-down view to take a highly precise image of the drop to measure the contact angle.

This contact angle provides an immediate, quantitative measure of the state of the surface. It is sensitive to less than a single molecular layer of contamination.

By constructing a drop of highly purified water in this unique manner and measuring the drop topdown, the Surface Analyst is able to take measurements on various surfaces—non-planar, textured, non-horizontal—without threat to the user or damage to the material.

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