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Understanding adhesion with force tensiometry

Focus Webinar

Understanding adhesion with force tensiometry

How to quantify repellent and sticky surfaces


Achieving strong adhesion is crucial for creating high-quality products. Tensiometry offers some exciting and new methods to understand the mechanisms of why things stick. Methods that allow you to improve the qualities of various items and processes, such as adhesives, surface pre-treatment and modification.


Find out how surface science can help you optimize adhesion

Adhesive bonding is widely used throughout all manufacturing industries. Self-cleaning, non-sticking surfaces, on the other hand, are an emerging research field, promising solutions for biofouling, icing, corrosion and other large cost industrial problems. Both suffer from the fact that putting a material’s “adhesibility” into numbers is surprisingly hard.


Join this focus webinar by our application expert Dr. Daniel Frese and find out how to get meaningful numbers on, a deeper understanding of, and how to optimize adhesion or liquid repellency.



What you can expect

We will introduce some of our latest instrumental setups and methods to measure the adhesion of both liquids as well as solids on solid samples. Presenting different set of data, we will outline, how in particular a camera-assisted force tensiometer can give results about the effect of plasma activation of a polymer, or what effect surface roughness will have on wetting. We’ll go beyond the indirect approach of bare contact angle measurements and present direct experimental options to measure how strongly a drop sticks to a surface.



Webinar on demand

If you register now, the recorded version will be available to you immediately.



  • Understand some main principles behind adhesion and liquid repellency and in what technical processes they play a role.
  • See how you can measure the adhesion between a drop and a solid surface while analyzing the drop optically.
  • Learn how versatile a tensiometer can be and get additional information out of your experiments, like the E-modulus, information about wetting transition, and more.



Presented by

Dr. Daniel Frese

Application Market Manager, KRÜSS


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