What is DIN 2304?
Unfortunately, adhesive bonds do not always meet the required standards, resulting in their failure during the use phase. The application standard DIN 2304 was created in order to prevent this: a standard that assists in the entire process from development to (serial) production, with an error-free production as its main objective.
The standard lists organisational aspects relating to quality assurance and supports the management of adhesive processes. The standard does not focus solely on a specific sector or product, as is the case with DIN 6701, but instead looks at the production of all types of adhesive bonds whose most important function is the transfer of mechanical loads.
DIN 2304 consists of three core elements:
- Classification of adhesive bonds according to safety requirements.
- Appointing responsible supervisors (SIC) for adhesive activities.
- Verification that the loads to which an adhesive bond is exposed never exceed the maximum capacity of the adhesive bond throughout the entire life cycle of a product of an adhesive bond.