Since the start in 2006 Makiba became the most relevant independend Dutch center of knowledge in industrial applications of adhesive bonding techniques.
Once started to support the petro-chemical industry in adhesive bonding projects; nowadays Makiba operates a well equiped laboratory in destructive testing & accelerated aging. Furthermore, the laboratory is approved for European certified trainingcourses in adhesive bonding technology.
Makiba's activities are divided into four groups:
Mechanical properties of adhesive bonded joints, accelerated aging
Introduction of QA-systems of adhesive bonding processes in production environment and support to comply with DIN 2304 or to achieve DIN 6701 certification
European (EWF) certified trainingcourses in industrial application of adhesive bonding techniques, in close cooperation with Fraunhofer IFAM
4. The Makiba Webshop
Sales of special materials to facilitate QA-procedures in adhesive bonding processes
King's Commissionar Wim van de Donk and Mayor Jan Boelhouwer applying adhesives in the laboratory.