W O R K S H O P
The XXII biannual edition of the International Congress on Adhesion and Adhesives will take place in Malaga (Spain) on the 16th and 17th of November 2023, organized by the Spanish Adhesion and Adhesives Group (GEAA) in collaboration with the Spanish Association of Glue and Adhesives Manufacturers (ASEFCA). It should be noted that this year marks the twentieth anniversary of the GEAA, which was created in 2003 within ASEFCA as a forum of experts with the aim of bringing together, promoting and coordinating scientific and technical knowledge about the world of adhesion and adhesives.
In this edition of the International Congress on Adhesion and Adhesives, the main focus will be on achieving sustainable packaging through the use of adhesives as key elements. The annual Technical Workshop on this topic has been scheduled for the day before the congress, on November 15th.
During these days, this event will become the main forum for the exchange of knowledge and technology between specialized professionals, adhesive manufacturers, and users who are interested in learning about technological advances, the latest market developments, and applications in adhesive bonding technology.
The Congress will cover all fields and subject areas related to adhesion and adhesives, from adhesive synthesis and formulation to adhesive and surface characterization techniques, including adhesive applications of industrial interest, adhesion engineering, surface treatments, durability of bonds and their environmental impact.
In this consolidated edition, the aim is to extend participation to the industrial network that already uses adhesive solutions in its manufacturing processes or seeks to improve its solutions with the latest market innovations. Moreover, there will be an opportunity to present proposals to participate in the congress with practical and real examples where their sharing will be of great interest to all industrial sectors in which adhesive bonding has become a facilitating technology for innovative and sustainable manufacturing.
Deadline for submission of abstracts:
20th October 2023
Abstracts should be sent by e-mail to the ASEFCA secretariat at the following address
Please indicate in the email if you are sending a complete communication.
Notification of acceptance to authors:
23th October 2023
Submission of full papers:
30th October 2023
Once the abstract has been accepted by the Scientific Committee, submission of the full paper is voluntary at the discretion of the author(s).
Abstracts and full papers will be published in a digital edition with ISBN.
Congress and Workshop Registration
10th November 2023
The Workshop "Adhesives as key elements in the development of sustainable packaging" will take place on the day before the congress, on 15th November, and will be a relevant event for professionals looking to learn about developments and innovations in adhesive bonding technology in the sustainable packaging sector. During this workshop, experiences and knowledge on how adhesives can play a key role in creating sustainable packaging solutions will be discussed and shared.
Sustainable packaging is a growing trend in the packaging industry and the use of adhesives is essential for its development. Adhesives are used in the process of joining different materials that make up packaging, and their appropriate choice and correct application are critical factors in the creation of sustainable packaging solutions.
Advances in adhesive technology now allow for the creation of more sustainable packaging, such as those using biodegradable or recycled materials. In addition, adhesives can also be an effective solution for reducing the weight and size of packaging, which helps to reduce the amount of waste generated.
In short, this Workshop will be an excellent opportunity for packaging industry professionals to learn about the latest developments in adhesive technology, how they can be applied to create sustainable solutions in this constantly evolving sector along with the European legislations or regulations that are currently being implemented.
If your company or organisation is related to the theme of the workshop and you would like to participate as a speaker, please contact us at
(Includes: access to conference sessions and digital material.)
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*Students: must attach a copy of their student card or accreditation certificate to benefit from this fee.
To register for the Congress, please complete the electronic registration form below.
The Workshop is not included in the Congress fee and will be held on Wednesday 15 November.
(Includes: access to the Workshop sessions and digital material).
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To register for the Workshop, please complete the electronic registration form below.
Dr. Francisca Arán Aís
Prof. Miguel Ángel Martínez Casanova , University Carlos III of Madrid
Carlos Ruzafa Silvestre
Pablo García, Unecol
National Scientific Committee
Prof. Juan Carlos Del Real, Pontificia Comillas University
Dr. Sonia Flórez, Tecnalia
Alberto Sastre Pascual, Sika
Prof. Juana Abenojar Buendia, Carlos III University of Madrid
Dr. Elena Orgilés Calpena, Inescop
Hotel ILUNION Málaga, P.º Maritimo Antonio Machado, 10, 29002 Málaga
The nearby Maria Zambrano train station is 500 metres from the hotel and offers direct connections to Malaga airport and the rest of the Costa del Sol. Malaga airport is 9 km away.
The ILUNION Malaga Hotel, the venue chosen for the congress, has agreed to offer special rates for single and double rooms, which will include breakfast for the duration of the event. To book, please click on the following link:
In this way, congress attendees will be able to stay in a convenient and accessible establishment, with all the necessary amenities to make their stay pleasant and comfortable.