Glue was applied to a small aluminum cylinder (the size of a soft drink can) on a crane which then lifted the truck was successfully one metre into the air. The entire weight was suspended for one hour on a bonded aluminum cylinder with a radius of just 3.5 cm.
The super strong adhesive was developed especially for the record attempt and is a high-temperature-resistant DELO MONOPOX. The one-component, heat-curing epoxy resins in this product group are known for their high strength and are used in the automotive industry and mechanical engineering.
DELO, based in Bavaria, went into the attempt knowing the record had been broken seven times in 12 years. They were confident to raise the bar higher, continuing this ongoing battle for the world record title.
The previous record holder, German Aerospace Centre were able to lift 16.09 tonnes (35,472lb 6.4oz) in September 2013.
600 Delo employees and two local politicians accompanied the official record attempt and an Official Adjudicator judged the event. They later confirmed the record attempt had been success.
"We made it," said Sabine Herold, managing partner of DELO, proudly.
"The great result is an absolute team success, which also shows how we work every day. We don’t shy away from challenges and we know our adhesives can live up to extremes."