SURVEY | Adhesive bonding applications

Within the framework of the QUALIFY project, a survey was developed to map the market potential for the application of adhesively bonded hybrid structures.

This survey is addressed to all types of organizations and sectors including those considering the application of adhesive bonding. Your input is very important to us and it will take you only a few minutes to complete the survey. We know your time is valuable and we want to make it worthwhile. By participating, you will receive the final market study report once it is ready.

Start the survey. Closing date: 30 APRIL 2021.

The First public FIBRESHIP workshop was hosted organised by Lloyd’s Register in London with representatives from the FIBRESHIP project Advisory Board, Industry experts, IMO, MCA, co‐coordinators and representatives from EU RAMSSES, Interreg2Seas QUALIFY and E‐Lass projects. The main aims of this workshop were: to communicate and enlighten each other about the project objectives and work progress; Identify possible technical areas of collaboration; facilitate possible exchange of technical information: identify further common dissemination activities.


Coming up: QUALIFY workshop at IAA2020 conference

The Qualify project is organizing a workshop at the 1st International Conference on Industrial Applications  of Adhesives 2020 (IAA2020 conference) in Madeira (Portugal), on 5-6 March. The conference focuses  on the application of adhesive bonding across the industry, bringing together adhesive makers and adhesive users.

QUALIFY project presented at the 5th international conference on structural adhesive bonding AB2019 on 11-12 July 2019 in Porto, Portugal

Dr. Mohamed Nasr Saleh (one of the SI&C team members at TU Delft) presented the QUALIFY project generally to a wide range of adhesion and adhesives experts from all over the world, and specifically the recent work done on understanding the mechanics and stress state of double-lap bi-material joints bonded with thick adhesive. The quality of the work was well appreciated by the conference committee to the extent it was invited for a full journal publication in a special issue in the international journal of adhesion and adhesives by Elsevier

Workshop on composite-steel hybrid adhesive bonded joints in a maritime environment

The Qualify project organized a workshop on composite-steel hybrid adhesive bonded joints in a maritime environment in Rotterdam, on 18th of June , hosted by the RDM.

Qualify project meeting in Nantes

The Qualify project meeting was held in Nantes on 21-22 of May, held by BV. The progress and future actions were reported. Observers, especially from France, joined the meeting, giving valuable feedback. Participants had the opportunity to visit the IRT Jule Vernes composites lab.

Interreg2Seas midterm review - Ghent

The QUALIFY project participated at the Interreg2Seas midterm review event in Ghent, on 25 and 26 of April.   The main focus of this event is to showcase the 2 Seas cross-border project achievements that were delivered to date.

Upcoming: Workshop on composite-steel hybrid adhesive bonded joints in a maritime environment

The M2i and RDM will organize a workshop on June 18th in Rotterdam on  ‘Composite-steel hybrid adhesive bonded joints in a marine environment’’.  Organizations, academics, and students interested in this topic are welcome to attend.

QUALIFY project presented at the M2i conference in Noordwijkerhout

QUALIFY was featured at the M2i conference Meeting Materials 2018. The program consisted of interesting workshops and presentations and of course a lot of opportunities to expand our network. Over 300 participants, representatives from SME’s, to renowned industrial manufacturing companies, international universities and research institutes visited us this year. The Qualify booth (with banner, posters and takeaway leaflets) was manned by M2I, was well attended. Questions regarding the project were answered to a very interested audience, and possible collaboration links were made.

Advanced Materials Research and Manufacturing Technologies (AMRMT 2018)

Seminar on Structural Integrity of Metal Structures

The QUALIFY project was presented by Dr. Jesus Mediavilla Varas (M2I, and Qualify project lead) at the 2018 3rd International Conference on Advanced Materials Research and Manufacturing Technologies in Shanghai, China, from August 11 to 13, 2018.The conference is organized by the by Hong Kong Society of Mechanical Engineers (HKSME), AMRMT 2018 aim to present the latest research and results of scientists related to Advanced Materials Research and Manufacturing Technologies and other topics. 

The QUALIFY project was presented during a poster session by prof. dr. ir. Wim De Waele (Ghent University, Belgium) at the 2018 3rd Seminar on “Structural Integrity of Metal Structures” in Gent, Belgium, on May 24th, 2018. The seminar is organized by the partners of Metal Structures Centre (OCAS, Belgian Welding Institute, Ghent University). These seminars revealed strong interest and an interactive participation from different sectors, ranging from the oil & gas and petrochemical sectors, as well as maritime sector, offshore wind, infrastructure and pressure vessel markets.

QUALIFY project was featured at FIBRESHIP workshop on 14 July 2018 in London

First meeting of the QUALIFY consortium

The project partners held their first meeting on the 2nd  and 3rd October 2017, at DAMEN Shipyards in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. The planning of the activities was discussed in detail, and further discussions were planned with the participation of industrial players and classification societies in the consortium, to define the most suitable configuration to be tested in the project.