Institut für Werkstofftechnik und Kunststoffverarbeitung (IWK)

RIBF 2021 - 2nd Rapperswil International Bonding Forum

Due to the corona situation, the 2nd RIBF is postponed until May 2021.

New date: 28th May 2021, OST - Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil

Welcome to RIBF 2021

The 2nd Rapperswil International Bonding Forum will take place on the campus of the OST - Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil, Switzerland, on 28th May 2021.


The RIBF 2021 conference focuses on bonding technology. The second 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 2021 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.


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


We look forward to welcoming you in Rapperswil.

Conference program

The final program of the conference will be published on April 2021.



Call for oral presentations and posters

Oral presentation

Speakers who wish to make an oral presentation are requested to mention it during their registration and to submit an abstract (up to two A4 pages with a diagram or picture and when possible references) in English. The abstracts should be sent electronically to pierre.jousset(at)

Abstract template


Speakers or participants would want to bring a poster are requested to mention it during their registration.
A maximum of one poster per participant is permitted.
The size of the poster must not exceed A0 portrait size (height=1189 mm, width=841 mm). Hanging materials such as tacks and walls will be provided the day of the conference.




To register for the RIBF 2021, please fill in the electronic registration form. Each participant including speakers and participants with a poster is expected to pay the corresponding registration fee.

Registration fee - One registration per speaker or participant is required:

Participant with oral presentation:

  • CHF 700 per speaker (until 26th March 2021).

Participant without oral presentation, with or without poster:

  • CHF 800 per person for early bird registration (until 26th March 2021).
  • CHF 900 per person (until 30st April 2021).

The conference fee includes:

  • The proceedings with the list of abstracts (USB Stick)
  • Lunch and coffee breaks
  • A boat trip on the lake of Zürich with Apero Riche 28th May 2021 in the evening

A bill will be send to each participant approximately 2 weeks after the online registration.

Fee for exhibition stands

Book your exhibition stand directly with the online registration.
The number of exhibition stands is limited: "first come first served"
Fee for booking an exhibition stand includes a free entrance to the conference for one person.
Exhibitors can bring their own rollup-display but must limit to the place allocated to their stand.

One DayTwo Days
Exhibition Stand: Regular Size                            
CHF 1'400           
CHF 2'450       
with 2 movable walls (120 cm x 120 cm)
and 2 tables (100 cm x 75 cm)
Exhibition Stand: Small SizeCHF 1'200 
CHF 2'100 
with one movable wall (120 cm x 120 cm)
and one table (100 cm x 75 cm)


Registration Deadline:


30st April 2021


Cancelation Policy:


In case of cancellation, a written notification should be sent to the conference chairman. If the cancellation is received prior to 30st April 2021, the registration fee will be refunded with a deduction of CHF 100. No refund can be made after 30st April 2021.




Conference Chairman / Contact

Prof. Dr. Pierre Jousset

Head Joining Technology

Email: pierre.jousset(at)

Phone (Direct): +41 (0)58 257 40 53


IWK Institute for Materials Technology and Plastics Processing

OST - Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil

Eichwiesstrasse 18b, CH-8645 Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland

Tel: +41 (0)58 257 47 70, Fax: +41 (0)58 257 47 69



Location / Conference venue

OST - Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences 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:




1st Rapperswil International Bonding Forum in 2018
1st Rapperswil International Bonding Forum in 2018 with more than 90 participants
Joining Technology at the IWK


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Deadline: 30st April 2021

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