Working Group 1
Adhesive and Interface Chemistry
This WG aims to align and cross-correlate the research and development programs of the members to come to REACH-compliant adhesive materials and interfacial bonding designs. This WG will gather experts in the field of material science, chemistry and interface bonding. The objective of this WG is to define material synthesization procedures and surface treatment procedures that fulfil REACH regulations.
This WG will perform the following tasks:
- Task 1.1. Evaluate current common practice in industry: adhesive chemistries and surface treatment processes for bonded joints.
- Task 1.2. Collect the requirements and needs of the stakeholders and certification agencies, in terms of regulations (REACH).
- Task 1.3. Propose novel non-toxic and environmentally friendly surface treatment processes and adhesive chemistries.
- Task 1.4. Evaluate the quality of the new proposed eco-friendly solutions.
The WG will meet twice per year, for addressing the above mentioned tasks. The WG will organize two Training Schools in order to provide intensive training on pretreatment processes, physico-chemical surface states and adhesive chemistries. Part of the training will be a series of lectures by industrial and academic experts. The lectures will be recorded and be available as ‘ecourses’ on the website of the project and the YouTube channel. An invitation will be published on the website and will be disseminated to Action’s peers.
The WG will deliver the content of the Training Schools (e-courses and state-of-the-art) in Year 1. Since the scientific community is highly interested in surface treatments, adhesive chemistries and their effect on interfacial adhesive performance and its degradation upon exposure to wet and aggressive environments, the WG will present the outcomes of the activities in international conferences and open-access publications.