Adhesive Bonding

At the Kunststofftechnik Paderborn, adhesive bonding as a material-based joining process is one part of our research. In particular, correct pretreatment of the polymer is a main focus of our scientific investigations. For this purpose, the Kunststofftechnik Paderborn has a dedicated laboratory with a CNC-adhesive bonding machine with an integrated atmospheric pressure plasma die which can be used for 1 or 2 component-adhesive bonding applications.

In the following, an overview of research foci in this area is given:


  • CNC-controlled one-component or two-component bonding
  • investigation of adhesion compatibility
  • fracture analyses 

Surface Pretreatment

  • surface modification using plasma
  • determination of surface energies with contact angle microscopy

Specialized Process Development

  • integration of pressurized plasma pretreatments into existing polymer engineering processes
  • process development in bonding WPC-surfaces using dispersion adhesives