Concept (Background, Circumstances, Purpose)

A promising technique for weight reduction of vehicles such as automobiles and aircafts is multi-material structure with different materials used in the right places. A suitable technology for this is adhesive bonding of dissimilar materials. However, many challenges have to be solved in the field of adhesive bonding related to productivity and durability. Development of adhesive bonding technology of dissimilar materials (structural bonding technology) is extremely important from the viewpoint of strengthening Japan's industrial competitiveness.

In this situation, we established Adhesion and Interfacial Phenomena Research Laboratory at AIST in 2015. We further established this consortium as a place of collaboration that will contribute to gathering scientific wisdom transcending the boundaries of individual expert fields. Consortium's purpose is to establish adhesion research base where a wide range of adhesion-related technological developments can be integrated, and to help Japan take initiative in international standardization of adhesion and bonding technology. Fostering the above mentioned structural bonding expertise includes the following fields: analytical techniques of adhesion interfaces; development of adhesives; strength evaluation and durability prediction of joint parts; metal and plastic surface treatment technology for adhesion purposes; inspection of joint parts; and other adhesion-related industrial technologies.

Organizational Structure

Organizational Structure

Overview of Technological Consortium for Adhesion and Bonding


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1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki
305-8565, Japan