Expansion of the Euradh Group
At WCARP-IV (World Congress on Adhesion and Related Phenomena) held in Arcachon, France in 2010 the European Adhesion Group [Euradh] expanded by the inclusion of the Spanish Adhesion Society (now designated Sociedad de Adhesión, Grupo Iberoamericano de Adhesión).
The new grouping has, now, been further expanded following a meeting at Euradh 2012 in Friedrichshaven, Germany, when Dr. Lucas de Silva - President of the Portuguese Adhesion Society (Associação
Portuguesa de Adesão e Adesivos) - made a successful application to join the Euradh Group.
This means that Euradh now comprIses: the SAA (Society for Adhesion and Adhesives in the UK), DECHEMA (Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V. in Germany), SFA/SFV (Société
Française du Vide/Section française de l'adhésion in France), SA-GIA (Sociedad de Adhesión, Grupo Iberoamericano
de Adhesión in Spain) and APAA (Associação Portuguesa de Adesão
e Adesivos in Portugal).
It is hoped that the new expansion will open up international co-operation and conferences to new scientists and to a broader outlook as a result of exposure to new work.