Understanding adhesion with force tensiometry
How to quantify repellent and sticky surfaces
Achieving strong adhesion is crucial for creating high-quality products. Tensiometry offers some exciting and new methods to understand the mechanisms of why things stick. Methods that allow you to improve the qualities of various items and processes, such as adhesives, surface pre-treatment and modification.
Find out how surface science can help you optimize adhesion
Adhesive bonding is widely used throughout all manufacturing industries. Self-cleaning, non-sticking surfaces, on the other hand, are an emerging research field, promising solutions for biofouling, icing, corrosion and other large cost industrial problems. Both suffer from the fact that putting a material’s “adhesibility” into numbers is surprisingly hard.
Join this focus webinar by our application expert Dr. Daniel Frese and find out how to get meaningful numbers on, a deeper understanding of, and how to optimize adhesion or liquid repellency.
What you can expect
We will introduce some of our latest instrumental setups and methods to measure the adhesion of both liquids as well as solids on solid samples. Presenting different set of data, we will outline, how in particular a camera-assisted force tensiometer can give results about the effect of plasma activation of a polymer, or what effect surface roughness will have on wetting. We’ll go beyond the indirect approach of bare contact angle measurements and present direct experimental options to measure how strongly a drop sticks to a surface.
- Understand some main principles behind adhesion and liquid repellency and in what technical processes they play a role.
- See how you can measure the adhesion between a drop and a solid surface while analyzing the drop optically.
- Learn how versatile a tensiometer can be and get additional information out of your experiments, like the E-modulus, information about wetting transition, and more.
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Join this focus webinar presented by Dr. Daniel Frese (Application Market Manager, KRÜSS) to learn cutting edge analytical methods for adhesion testing.