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Titanic, Belfast on March 21st 2019 - JOINING OF COMPOSITES CONFERENCE . Don’t miss a highly instructive, educational showcase for recent international developments in composite joining. Powdertech Surface Science will be presenting PowderBond, our new technique for bonding composite to metal without the need for a separate adhesive.

Fourteen short presentations from key players in the field will ensure that you are thoroughly updated on the latest in composite joining.

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PowderBond - At Thermoplastic Composites 2018, BPF House, London, October 4th. 

Demonstrated as a proven technology in the Ariel Hipercar project, Powdertech’s innovative adhesive-free bonding process, PowderBond, is creating a great deal of interest in the industry. Powdertech Surface Science Technical Consultant, Dr. Nick Welton, will be presenting details of the process and how it was used in the Ariel Hipercar project,  at Thermoplastic Composites on October 4th 2018 in London.

PowderBond offers significant advantages to anyone bonding plastics to metal. Not only are there clear business benefits arising from absence of adhesive in the process, but the resulting bond between the metal and the plastic proves to be stronger than that using traditional methods. 

“PowderBond is at the fore-front of material surface technology “ said Dr Welton, “At Powdertech Surface Science we strive to use the inherent surface properties of materials to improve manufacturing processes in all aspects – swifter production, less wastage, less energy consumption and improved quality of product."

The conference showcases the latest technical advances in thermoplastic composites and is a joint Composites UK and British Plastics Federation event. 

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Powder coating this year - maybe PowderBond next year?

Many congratulations to Oxford Brookes Racing - the top UK team at FSUK 2018, and a well-deserved second place on the Silverstone Circuit in July. We were delighted to offer our powder coating services and wish the team continuing success. If adhesive-free bonding of lightweight metals and composite materials is an option for Frankie’s successor we’d be happy to discuss Powderbond.



PowderBond hits the headlines in CiM

We were really pleased to be interviewed by the journal and to explain more about our innovative, adhesive-free bonding process for composite-to-metal.

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