Surface treatment

Treatment of material surfaces in order to optimise the wetting and adhesion of the adhesive and to create reproducible, long-term bonds. Surface pre-treatment methods:  cleaning, degreasing, mechanical (e.g. grinding) / physical (e.g. flaming) / chemical (e.g. etching) methods, use of primer / bonding agent / adhesive cleaner and conditioning. Surface pre-treatments are reversible and must be carried out as soon as possible before bonding.

Methods of surface treatment

Source: IVK, Die Kunst des Klebens, Abb.8, S.20