DIN 2304-1 - Adhesive bonding technology - Quality requirements for adhesive bonding processes - Part 1: Adhesive bonding process chain: How it effects application in filtration

F. Steegmanns*, Stockmeier Urethanes GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

The German Institute of Standardization (DIN) has launched the new DIN 2304-1 Adhesive bonding technology - Quality requirements for adhesive bonding processes in March 2016. An English translation has been available since June 2016. This new standard describes the quality requirements in an adhesive bonding process.

The well know quality standard, DIN EN ISO 9001 stipulates the minimum requirements for an organisational Quality Management System (QMS); however, this is a general standard and not specified to the requirements of different technology processes. The new DIN 2304-1 is a technological specification especially for bonding processes to be used in conjunction with ISO 9001 and focuses on three core elements, classification of adhesively bonded joints, personal qualification for bonding processes and verification management.

Following the adhesives bonding process chain, users of this standard are able to improve the quality of their products and the end application. This presentation gives an overview about the requirements, the general idea behind the new standard and how users will benefit. Standards (DIN / EN / ISO) are no legal norms, but there are private technical regulations with recommendatory character and describe the “State of Art”. It can be obligated due to a business transaction when clients require that and in a legal dispute (case of damage) standards can be taken into account. Following the scope the standard DIN 2304-1 is valid for all structural adhesively bonded joints, i.e. loadbearing and adhesive bonds, independent of which kind of adhesives, curing or application process is used.

Looking at the international success story of a similar standard (DIN 6701) for the railway industry, the standard DIN 2304-1 is expected to also soon become of European importance...

Session: F6 - Filter Media - Advanced Manufacturing Methods
Day: 15 March 2018
Time: 09:00 - 10:15 h

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