ENCCANTO Project (Completed)

The aim of the project is to conduct a thorough analysis of the factors involved in the process of edge-gluing, usually carried out in the sector of furniture and wood, from the scientific perspective of adhesion in order to develop new adhesive formulations and surface treatments suitable for this application.

Expected Results:

• Determine the causes of the frequent delaminations that occur frequently in glued edges commonly used in the furniture industry.
• Establish dominant adhesion mechanisms in the gluing process.
• Design and formulate adhesives and surface treatments that avoid the glued edge delamination.

Main activities:

• To study the influence of the properties of the substrates in the final adhesion properties obtained for glued joints.
• To study the influence of the formulation of hot melt adhesives in the bonding properties of glued edges.