SAA launched - a focus for adhesion and adhesives science and technology

The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
30 Apr 2001

The Society for Adhesion and Adhesives (SAA) was launched today during the Adhesives technical session at Materials Congress 2000.

The SAA has been formed to promote the advancement of the science and technology of adhesion and adhesives via seminars, conferences, and by co-operation with and between learned societies, for whom adhesion and adhesives are an enabling technology.

Inaugural Chairman, John Bishopp of Hexcel Composites, said, "With today's launch, there is now a clear focus in the UK for all matters concerning adhesion and adhesives. This association between the old IoM Adhesives Section and the Welding and Joining Society [WJS] and the Macro Group brings together important national bodies having a common interest in the science of adhesion and the underlying chemistry and technology of adhesives". He continued, "A consolidation of existing strong links with other national groups within Europe, and an agreed co-operation with the Adhesion Societies in the USA and China, means that the SAA will be an effective force on a truly international basis".

Launching the new Society, Steve Abbott of SATRA encouraged all attendees to "register their interest by joining the SAA, which is free of charge until April 2001.

SAA members will be kept abreast of current adhesion issues via notification of conferences - many of which will offer an advantageous rate to SAA members, a biannual newsletter, and access to the SAA website which will include links to other like minded bodies".