Institut für Werkstofftechnik und Kunststoffverarbeitung (IWK)

RIBF 2018 - 1st Rapperswil International Bonding Forum

Wednesday, 27th June 2018, 8:00 PM, HSR University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil

Welcome to the website of RIBF 2018

The RIBF 2018 conference focuses on bonding technology. The first event of this conference aims at bringing together engineers and researchers from the Industry, Engineering Schools and Universities, to exchange about the state of the art and the latest innovations in the field of bonding technology. The contents of the conference focuses on applied research and industrial applications.


RIBF 2018 focuses especially on the topics of joint design for industrial applications, mechanical properties of adhesive joints including experimental aspects and numerical studies, adhesion and surface treatments, quality procedures and standardisation.


With a program of 20 presentations followed by a visit of the lab facilities of our Institute, the IWK, the conference offers the possibility to discover the state of the art as well as the last innovations in the frame of bonding technology.


The conference language is English. Presentations will be held in English.

We look forward to welcoming you in Rapperswil.



Conference Program



To register for the RIBF 2018, please fill in the electronic registration form. Each participant including those having an oral presentation or a poster, is expected to pay the corresponding registration fee.


Registration fee:

CHF 390.- per person. One registration per person is required.
CHF 1000.- per exhibtion stand. Included a free entrance to the conference.


The conference fee includes the proceedings with the list of abstracts (USB Stick), lunch, coffee-breaks, reception aperitif on 26th June 2018 and closing aperitif on 27th June 2018.


A bill will be send to you aprox. 2 weeks after your online registration.


Registration Deadline:

20th June 2018


Cancelation Policy:

In case of cancellation, a written notification should be sent to the conference chairman. If it is received prior to 20th June 2018, registration fees will be refunded with a deduction of CHF 100.-. No refund can be made after 20th June 2018.



Conference Chairman / Contact

Prof. Dr. Pierre Jousset

Head Joining Technology

Email: pierre.jousset(at)

Phone (Direct): +41 (0)55 222 40 53


IWK Institute for Materials Technology and Plastics Processing

HSR University of applied Sciences Rapperswil

Oberseestrasse 10, CH-8640 Rapperswil, Switzerland

Tel: +41 (0)55 222 47 70, Fax: +41 (0)55 222 47 69



Location / Conference venue

HSR University of Applied Sciences in Rapperswil
Oberseestrasse 10, CH-8640 Rapperswil, Switzerland


3 minutes by foot from Rapperwil’s train station. Parking in the surrounding: at the Zoo (Knies Kinderzoo). Route map:





Customer event 12. Rapperswiler Kunststoff-Forum
Plenary Session 11. Rapperswiler Kunststoff-Forum
The Joining Technology Team of the IWK
The beautiful campus of the HSR in Rapperswil, Switzerland


Join the RIBF 2018!

registrate now

Deadline: 20th June 2018

Become an exhibitor

Please book your exhibition stand directly with the online registration. The number of exhibition stands is limited. Priority will be given to the first stands that have been registered.

Exhibition stand = CHF 1000.-

with movable wall (120x120cm2) and table (100x75cm2), included a free entrance to the conference. You can also carry your own rollup-display.