Adhesion

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3 examples where adhesion is important

Adhesion plays an important role in daily and industrial processes. Adhesion can be either wanted or unwanted.

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What is required for good adhesion?

Good adhesion is generally required whenever a coating is applied to a surface. A clean surface and good wettability are needed for good adhesion.

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What is adhesion?

Adhesion is the attraction between two dissimilar phases. It is commonly divided into mechanical interlocking and physical and chemical bonding.

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Wettability determines the adhesion of coatings

Coatings are typically evaluated by methods such as laboratory drawdown. Contact angle measurement can provide a more quantitative approach.

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Evaluate the influence of surface roughness on wettability

While contact angle goniometry has been around for many years, we have recently developed a way to account for the underlying surface’s micro-scale roughness.

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Mimicking Nature’s Expertise in Underwater Adhesives

Marine mussels are unbeatable when it comes to underwater adhesive strategies. They can attach to virtually all surfaces, tenaciously sustaining their bonds in saltwater and turbulent wave-swept conditions.

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How to study adhesion to wood-plastic composites

Wood-plastic composites are relatively new materials as they started to emerge at the beginning of the 90’s. The most widespread use of WCPs is in outdoor decking but it is also used in railings and siding as well as park benches and indoor furniture.

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