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The purpose of research & development

A key process within ADHETEC

The purpose of research & development

ADHETEC’s aim is to meet every customer demand even if that means to develop innovative and tailor-made solutions.

ADHETEC maintains privileged and long standing relationships with its customers to generate the development and the qualification of new products and processes continuously

Research & development and innovation

Innovation: a key process in ADHETEC

In order to optimize its management and activity, a community has been implemented, based on skillful and complementary resources: procurement, commercial, technical (R&D, engineering, methods).

the innovation team

ADHETEC’s customers' needs are constantly evolving. To this end, ADHETEC studies and analyses the major market trends to define the strategic axes for its product development. ADHETEC can then build a technological roadmap for the coming years to offer its customers high value-added products that perfectly meet their needs and consolidate its status as a key player in innovation.

Products development axis:

Aeronautical exterior

AXIS 1
Markings / decals improvements (technical, cycle time, cost…)
AXIS 2
Exterior functional products
AXIS 3
Application products (tools, means, support)
AXIS 4
New generation product

Products development axis :  Aeronautical Exterior

Aeronautical interior

AXIS 5
Cabin customization
AXIS 6
Functional interior products
AXIS 7
Surface protection

Products development axis :  Aeronautical Interior

Industry

AXIS 8
Customization for railway and automotive applications
AXIS 9
Surface protection
AXIS 10
Functional products

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ADHETEC makes sure that the technological roadmap is stable between projects dedicated to improvement of existing products (incremental innovation) and those dedicated to the development of new product ranges changing the market rules (radical innovation).

Human and technological resources

The R&D department is composed of 9 highly qualified engineers and technicians who have acquired a high level of expertise in a wide number of areas:

  • Materials and adhesives
  • Printing and inks formulation
  • Formulation of fire-resistant products
  • Climate ageing

Innovation is supported by both Engineering and Industrialization departments within ADHETEC

In order to promote the development and accelerate the market launch of its new products, ADHETEC has chosen to invest heavily in equipment and means and thus offer a privileged working environment that generate innovation:

Picto Research and development

A TEST LABORATORY

with various means of characterization:

  • Traction table
  • Climatic chamber
  • QUV Table
  • Oven
  • Colour spectrum management, brightness measurements, binocular, sclerometer...

A FORMULATION LABORATORY

to ensure the control of our own products

Picto 2 Research and development

A TEST AREA

of approximately 200m² with all the necessary equipments to develop and evaluate our products up to pilot scale:

  • Screen printing table
  • Paint Module
  • Digital printer
  • Various coating
  • IR, forced air, UV drying tunnels
  • Erosion simulator
  • Digital cutting table
  • Laminating mashine

On top of its own resources, ADHETEC has developed privileged partnerships with local and international R&D and testing laboratories.