About us

The enormous potential of adhesive bonding is widely accepted today. Unfortunately, knowledge of this technology is generally very limited. The reason is that it requires interdisciplinary knowledge of chemistry, surface physics, materials technology and engineering. We have made it our task to bundle this know-how and transfer it to interested parties by means of training courses and specific advice. We thus provide application-oriented technology transfer for all problems related to adhesive bonding. We are located since January 1997 in the main building of the Carolus Magnus coal mine in Übach-Palenberg which was closed down in 1962 and are dedicated to disseminating adhesive bonding know-how. Modern jointing technology in a historical building – a contrast which persistently motivates us to be a competent service provider for our customers. We operate in conjunction with the GSI, Gesellschaft für Schweißtechnik International GmbH, which is well known for its activities in the fields of joining components and coordinating various technologies. In this way, adhesive bonding – a technology of the future – can introduce to a wide circle of interested parties.


The TC-Kleben GmbH is certified by the DVS as an authorised training institute and service provider in the field of adhesive bonding. This certification ensures a high level of competence of the institution and its staff. This also ensures independent, professional and recognised qualification of the adhesive bonding personnel.

TC-Kleben is a notified body for the certification of bonding processes. For certification in rail vehicle construction according to DIN 6701, we are accredited by DAkkS according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065 (certification of processes). In addition, we offer process assessments and certifications according to DIN 2304 "Quality requirements for adhesiv bonding processes" and according to TLA-0023 "Quality requirements imposed on manufacturing and repair companies performing work on military products".