Testing body for structural bonding
Due to the targeted reduction of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) and the “carbon footprint“ relating thereto, wood as an environmentally-friendly material is currently gaining importance in numerous new fields of application - including the construction sector. These include applications in load-bearing and non-load-bearing timber construction as well as in the production of wood-based materials and furniture. Particularly in load-bearing timber construction, wood building materials and their constructive connections are subject to stringent requirements. In light of this, focus is being increasingly placed upon adhesives. In comparison to punctiform connections by means of screws or nails, flat adhesive bonds generally offer a better distribution of forces. Through the testing of adhesive systems, we provide a decisive contribution towards an increase in the proportion of renewable raw materials in the building and furniture industries.