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Currently, the demand for structural adhesive joints is increasing to the detriment of traditional mechanical joints. These structural adhesive bonding systems point to a higher specialisation concerning the technical requirements expected and increasing the market demand.

The addition of nano-sized fillers in small concentrations in adhesive compositions allows the improvement of certain mechanical properties without significant alteration of the polymerisation process or reaction kinetics.

Based on a commercially available bicomponent adhesive formulation, developed by a partnership between GLOO and the Materials Engineering Group (GEMAT) form IQS-URL, studies have been carried out on the addition of nanofillants of lamellar nanosilicates, fibrillar nanosilicates and modified calcium carbonate (PCP) in different concentrations and by means of different dispersion methods, to study the effects of the same on the shear resistance and its effects on the other dynamo-mechanical properties of the original formulation.

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