International Center for Nano Technology
and Applied Adhesion
NANOTECHNOLOGY is a fundamental, enabling technology,
allowing us to do new things in almost every conceivable
technological discipline. Nano means small (106-9
of high potency, and emerging with large applications
piercing through all the discipline of knowledge, leading to
industrial and technological growth.
It is conceived that this emerging developmental research will allow us to arrange atoms and molecules in most of the ways permitted by physical laws.
The potential of this technology to change our world is indeed truly staggering. It will affect every aspect of our lives, from medicine, to the power of our computers, the energy we require, the cars we drive, the building we live in, and even the clothes we wear. It will continuously generate new capabilities, new products, new markets. Its impact in society will be broad.
What is so special about controlling matter at a smaller scale? Well! At the nanoscale different laws of physics come into play, properties of traditional materials change; the behaviour of the surface starts to dominate over the behaviour of the bulk phase.
Areas of applications with immediate impact - Drug delivery to treat tumor, cancer (without using radiotherapy & chemotherapy), Solar energy, Batteries, display technologies, opto-electronic devices, semiconductor devices in Nanoelectronics, Biosensors, CNT's etc., Nanocomposites such as Al2O3 oxides, catalysis, luminous paints.
Considering the importance of research and development of this new frontier area, the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, has been encouraging tremendous thrust on Nano materials. The Indo-US joint forum on Science and Technology has identified this area of research for intense cooperation. Government of India's Nanomaterials Science and Technology Initiative (NSTI) potentially offered a venue for greater cooperation. NSTI is a scheme in which the Government of India has invested 100 crores for the next 5 years on Nanotechnology Research & Development.
Indian industries have started understanding the commercial viability of nanotechnology based products and their impact on national economy. It will be targeted towards the main streams like electronics, healthcare markets, and other industrial products.
Engineering & Structural Design, Nanotechnology & Polymeric Nano Composites
For many years bonding, sealing and casting have proven to be reliable methods in various branches of industry. Adhesives and sealants are used in many applications such as in mechanical engineering, in aerospace engineering, in automobile design, in the rail industry, in shipbuilding, in electronic integrated circuit, in the wood industry, in the construction industry, medicine etc. Bonding technology offers optimal stress distribution in the joint, acceptable long term performance, prevents corrosion, provides reliable insulating joints, improves safety and comfort etc. The rapidly changing techniques lead continuously to new requirements regarding quality, process, performance and ecology. 2nd Indo Swiss Bonding International Symposium 2010 is designed to cope with these demands. Students researchers, competent experts and experienced end users from Europe, India and overseas will present their work on fundamentals, new products and applications. An exhibition and poster session will accompany and complement the programme.
About Swiss Bonding
Swibotech GmbH, is a technical organisation, interested in promoting the use of adhesive bonding in various walks of life like Aerospace, Ship building, automobiles, medical and electronics. It consists of members from Acdemia and Industry from India and Europe. They conduct an annual International Symposium called SwissBonding in the month of May every year at HSR Rapperswille, Zurich, Switzerland. They have also conducted one collaborative Symposium with China. The Industries which support Swissbonding are:
• Cyberbond Europe, GmbH, Germany
• Bostik B, Netherlands
• Dekalin B.V, Netherlands
• Dow Automotive, Switzerland
• Henkel Teroson GmbH, Germany
• Tesa AG, Germany
1st Indo – Swiss Bonding Conference was held from February 14-16, 2008 at Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai.
2nd Indo – Swiss Bonding Conference will be held at Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology from February 11-13, 2010.