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Non-Drilling Solutions: The Investigation of user Friendly and Non-Destructive Adhesive Solutions for Wall Attachment
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

A master thesis project in Industrial Design Engineering at Lulea University of Technology in collaboration with IKEA of Sweden has been conducted during the fall 2014. IKEA wishes to investigate the possibility to extend their FIXA range with a product that enables attachment of hooks to the walls in the homes of the customers without using drills and screws. By offering sustainable, functional and qualitative products that enables non-drilling attachment and can be removed, IKEA wants to make everyday easier for the people whom for some reason not are able to use a drill in their homes. The project has utilised the generic development process presented by Ulrich & Eppinger. The phases, Planning, Pre-study and research, concept generation and evaluation has been elaborated to reach a pleasing outcome. By studying the fields of adhesives, PSA-tape, glue, usability and wall construction a knowledge base for the project has been created. Market analyses with the aim to investigate and identify potential non-drilling solutions and gain an understanding about wall construction in countries representative for IKEA’s market has been carried out. Tests have been carried out to evaluate the performance of the non-drilling solutions identified. Adhesion to the most common wall substrates and product materials within IKEA has been evaluated as well as the removal from the walls. In the end four adhesives was evaluated. The solutions chosen for evaluation are denoted A, B, C and D in this report. The test data has been analysed and evaluated and the result has been used to present the solutions potential and to give recommendation to IKEA regarding if and how to proceed with the non-drilling solutions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 83 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Teknik, Non-drilling, adhesion, cohesion, tack, adhesives, glue, PSA-tape
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-51019Local ID: 83fd945b-bd58-4029-800f-4a276bc52d13OAI: diva2:1024382
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Industrial Design Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20150306 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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