Adhesive bonding and soldering probably are the oldest joining methods at all. All the same adhesive bonding is not researched enough, yet. The increasing application of adhesive bonding as a high capacity procedure today is founed on empiricism to a large extent which causes unsureness regarding outline and assessment of bonded joints and hinders a wider spreading of this most flexible joining technic. On the conference "manufacturing system adhesive bonding" in 1989 appliers of adhesive bonding, producers of the means of production and scientists have discussed the way their development was at the moment to be able to learn from each other the principles. This is the requirement to be able to solve individual problems systematically. The scientific state of knowledge has been reported internationally.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chemisches Apparatewesen, Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V. -DECHEMA-, Frankfurt/Main