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English translation: ?? Beiersdorf ??

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19:17 Jul 16, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: BDF (tech. term.)
The context is adhesive films for creating structural bonds/joints. BDF testing is mentioned, also BDF adhesive strength. The strength measured in the first test is given in kg. What does BDF stand for?

Some of my thoughts on this: BDF could stand for Biegedauerfestigkeit = flexural fatigue strength, although that should not be measured in kg. BDF could also stand for a test measuring something like the Biegedehnungsfestigkeit (bending elongation strength), although I don't think this exists. Taking in consideration that the document deals with structural bonding, possibly used in the construction industry, BDF could stand for the Bundesverband Deutscher Fertigbau = German Federal Association of Prefabricated [Buildings]. Or F could also stand for an industry other than Fertigbau; nevertheless, the testing could thus be specific to an industrial field/branch.
xxxandreaIS
Local time: 12:55
English translation:?? Beiersdorf ??
Explanation:
This is just a guess, but the abbreviation BDF is the also standard short form for Beiersdorf AG, the big German adhesive coatings and cosmetics manufacturer. Beiersdorf is as important in the adhesive coatings industry (Brand "Tesa") here in Germany as 3M elsewhere. Maybe they have their own testing procedures?


http://www.beiersdorf.de/home/de/html/home.shtml
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Dan McCrosky
Local time: 19:55
Grading comment
YES! Never thought of this, but it happens to be a Beiersdorf patent. Thanks.
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nawhy not?Hartmut Lau
na?? Beiersdorf ??Dan McCrosky


  

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2 hrs
?? Beiersdorf ??


Explanation:
This is just a guess, but the abbreviation BDF is the also standard short form for Beiersdorf AG, the big German adhesive coatings and cosmetics manufacturer. Beiersdorf is as important in the adhesive coatings industry (Brand "Tesa") here in Germany as 3M elsewhere. Maybe they have their own testing procedures?


http://www.beiersdorf.de/home/de/html/home.shtml

Dan McCrosky
Local time: 19:55
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1541
Grading comment
YES! Never thought of this, but it happens to be a Beiersdorf patent. Thanks.
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3 hrs
why not?


Explanation:
Looks to me like an ideal time to pick up the phone and call the client. Gets you a correct answer, makes him think you care and doesn't cost a lot.

Hartmut Lau
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