Event Schedule

Monday, May 13
10:00 am - 5:00 pm 10:00 am
Tape Summit
Grand Ballroom Foyer
10:00 am - 5:00 pm 10:00 am
Tape Summit
Boardroom
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am
Adhesives & Advanced Technology of PSA Tapes
Grand Ballroom 3
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 12:00 pm
Adhesives & Advanced Technology of PSA Tapes
Grand Ballroom 2
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 1:00 pm
Tape Summit
Dover A & B
Tuesday, May 14
7:00 am - 8:00 am 7:00 am
Adhesives & Advanced Technology of PSA Tapes Fundamentals of PSA Tape course
Grand Ballroom 3-4
7:00 am - 5:30 pm 7:00 am
Tape Summit
Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 8:00 am
Adhesives & Advanced Technology of PSA Tapes
Grand Ballroom 2
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 8:00 am
Fundamentals of PSA Tape course
Grand Ballroom 1
10:00 am - 10:15 am 10:00 am
Spring Member Meeting
Essex A-C
10:15 am - 10:30 am 10:15 am
Spring Member Meeting
Essex A-C
  • Mark Hawes (Speaker) Director, Environment & Health, Shurtape Technologies, LLC
10:30 am - 11:00 am 10:30 am
Spring Member Meeting
Essex A-C
  • Mark Duvall (Speaker) Principal, Beveridge & Diamond, PC
11:00 am - 11:20 am 11:00 am
Spring Member Meeting
Essex A-C
11:20 am - 11:40 am 11:20 am
Spring Member Meeting
Essex A-C
11:40 am - 12:00 pm 11:40 am
Spring Member Meeting
Essex A-C
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm
Adhesives & Advanced Technology of PSA Tapes Fundamentals of PSA Tape course
Grand Ballroom 3-4
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm
Spring Member Meeting
The Raven
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm 1:00 pm
Adhesives & Advanced Technology of PSA Tapes
Grand Ballroom 2
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm 1:00 pm
Fundamentals of PSA Tape course
Grand Ballroom 1
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 1:30 pm
Spring Member Meeting
Essex A-C

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2:00 pm - 2:00 pm 2:00 pm
Spring Member Meeting
Essex A-C
  • Graeme Roan (Speaker) Global Product Manager, Synthomer
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2:30 pm
Spring Member Meeting
Essex A-C
  • Shawn Rhodes (Speaker) Performance and Profitability Expert, Keppler Speakers
In business, the best plans never work out as planned. In Pivot Point, award-winning Marine Corps war correspondent Shawn Rhodes shows how organizations can turn on a dime and still achieve their goals. Using the same methods high-performing teams... See More
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm 3:30 pm
Spring Member Meeting
Essex A-C
  • Michel Merkx (Speaker) Corporate Vice President and General Manager, ABI Tape
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 5:00 pm
Building & Construction Industry: Markets & Application Exhibitor Showcase Innovative Poster Session Spring Member Meeting TECH 42
Grand Ballroom Foyer
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 5:00 pm
Innovative Poster Session
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Aroset® PS 6464 is a high solids, high shear and temperature resistant solution acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive that was designed for multiple demanding tape applications. Besides being utilized in various filmic and foam based industrial ... See More
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 5:00 pm
Innovative Poster Session
Grand Ballroom Foyer
On a market dominated by acrylic solvent-based adhesives, Bostik would like to present an alternative way to produce high performances Tapes without solvent elimination, a better cost in use and several other key differentiations.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 5:00 pm
Innovative Poster Session
Grand Ballroom Foyer
This presentation will be a brief history and description of the different Tack testing methods that are currently used and introduction of new method of Rolling Tack that we are working with an industry partner to develop.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 5:00 pm
Innovative Poster Session
Grand Ballroom Foyer
This presentation will demonstrate what is required to manufacture paint protection films. It will cover the structure of the film as well as the equipment required to produce it.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 5:00 pm
Innovative Poster Session
Grand Ballroom Foyer
In this poster discusses how advances in - and understanding of - different analytical techniques can help us in understanding of PSA performance characteristics as well as impact of polymer architecture and formulation additives on coating proper... See More
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 5:00 pm
Innovative Poster Session
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Franklin’s newest R&D efforts in the vinyl removable market offer customizable levels of adhesion to various substrates commonly used in the industry. From ultra-low adhesion as a static cling, to more aggressive adhesion while maintaining c... See More
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 5:00 pm
Innovative Poster Session
Grand Ballroom Foyer
This poster will focus on a variety of application-specific testing outcomes comparing UV-curable acrylic PSAs to other traditional technologies including hot melts, emulsion, and solution acrylic PSAs.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 5:00 pm
Innovative Poster Session
Grand Ballroom Foyer
This poster will discuss Pressure Sensitive hydrophobic adhesives.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 5:00 pm
Innovative Poster Session
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Shin-Etsu is a leading global silicone manufacturer. These posters present a variety of chemistries for both Silicone Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA) and Release Coatings detailing their cure characteristics, inherent physical properties, typic... See More
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 5:00 pm
Innovative Poster Session
Grand Ballroom Foyer
We present our recent results on our APEO-free, waterborne adhesive grades for special application of construction tapes.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 5:00 pm
Innovative Poster Session
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Surface topography or roughness is the cause of incomplete contact between bodies. Loss of adhesion between surfaces is a big challenge for the adhesion community since random surface roughness makes it difficult to predict the best adhesive for t... See More
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 5:00 pm
Innovative Poster Session
Grand Ballroom Foyer
We investigate adhesion of two polymers poly(2-EHA) and poly(2-EHA-co-AA) with a hydrophobic probe using multifunctional force microscope at varying pH of environment and characterize the surface and bulk properties of the PSAs.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 5:00 pm
Innovative Poster Session
Grand Ballroom Foyer
In recent years, researchers have incorporated mussel inspired metal-coordinate crosslinks into various types of gels to improve their mechanical properties, particularly toughness and self-healing. However, not much is understood about how the li... See More
Wednesday, May 15
7:00 am - 8:15 am 7:00 am
Building & Construction Industry: Markets & Application TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 1-4
7:00 am - 5:30 pm 7:00 am
Tape Summit
Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:15 am - 9:45 am 8:15 am
Building & Construction Industry: Markets & Application Spring Member Meeting TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5
10:15 am - 10:35 am 10:15 am
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5
  • Chunzhao Li (Speaker) Product and Application Development Specialist, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Acrylic pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) have traditionally been used in the areas of tapes, labels, decorative and protective films. Butyl acrylate (BA) and 2-ethyhexyl acrylate (2EHA) are typically used as the soft and main monomers for PSAs.... See More
10:25 am - 11:00 am 10:25 am
Building & Construction Industry: Markets & Application
Essex A-C
  • Dan Braker (Speaker) President, Brakethrough Research
Brakethrough Research has conducted comprehensive quantitative research studies on behalf of the PSTC, in order to identify opportunities for “growing the pie” for pressure-sensitive tape.  This research has identified a key opportunity for growin... See More
10:35 am - 11:05 am 10:35 am
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5
  • Michael Bartlett (Speaker) Assistant Professor- Materials Science & Engineering, Iowa State University
Multifunctional soft materials create intriguing new opportunities to enhance performance and enable innovative designs. I will discuss two examples of this approach, one that utilizes material composition through liquid-solid hybrid composites fo... See More
11:00 am - 11:30 am 11:00 am
Building & Construction Industry: Markets & Application
Essex A-C
  • Lisa Zierfuss (Speaker) Product Manager, Shurtape Technologies, LLC
Not all tapes are created equal! Different types of tape (whether they be foil, film, cloth or paper) serve different purposes. It’s important to understand not only how each tape will be used, but also how it’s expected to function. In this prese... See More
11:05 am - 11:25 am 11:05 am
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5
11:25 am - 11:45 am 11:25 am
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5
  • Joseph Binder (Speaker) Associate Scientist, The Dow Chemical Company
Labels for food contact applications are often manufactured with acrylic polymer-based pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs). In many cases, these PSAs are applied as water borne emulsions formulated with stabilizers, thickeners, biocides, and other... See More
11:30 am - 12:00 pm 11:30 am
Building & Construction Industry: Markets & Application
Essex A-C
As growth continues in new single and multi-family construction, builders strive to ensure that new homes and dwellings meet federal, state and local codes, as well as greater consumer expectations for energy efficient, safe and healthy homes.  To... See More
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 12:00 pm
Building & Construction Industry: Markets & Application Exhibitor Showcase Spring Member Meeting TECH 42
Harborside Ballroom
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
Building & Construction Industry: Markets & Application
Essex A-C
  • Peter Yost (Speaker) Vice President, BuildingGreen
In his presentation, Yost will walk through the what, how and why of benchtop/field-testing, which he has conducted on a variety of construction PSA tapes.
2:05 pm - 2:25 pm 2:05 pm
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5
  • Amanda Safford (Speaker) Product Development Test Engineer, Berry Global, Inc.
Wire Harnesses are the communication network in every vehicle; providing the lifeblood to components like brakes, steering, engine control, and passenger safety and comfort features. Wire harnesses act on the idea of safety in numbers for the wire... See More
2:25 pm - 2:45 pm 2:25 pm
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5
There are various types of styrenic block copolymers(SBC). These thermoplastic elastomers can be used for hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives (HMPSA). Styrene-Isoprene Styrene block copolymer (SIS) is preferably used in HMPSA fields because it h... See More
2:45 pm - 3:05 pm 2:45 pm
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5
  • Kwanho Chang (Speaker) Staff Scientist, MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 3:00 pm
Building & Construction Industry: Markets & Application
Essex A-C
  • George Fischer (Speaker) Manager - Health, Safety & Environment, Kellen
During this section, Fischer will discuss building codes and its influences on the usage of pressure sensitive tape.
3:05 pm - 3:25 pm 3:05 pm
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5

A market need exists for a semi-structural adhesive solution in an easy to use form. Current technologies are difficult to apply and do not allow for design flexibility. Existing high performance tape options do not approach the bond strength requ...

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3:30 pm - 5:30 pm 3:30 pm
Building & Construction Industry: Markets & Application Exhibitor Showcase Spring Member Meeting TECH 42
Harborside Ballroom
Thursday, May 16
7:00 am - 3:00 pm 7:00 am
Tape Summit
Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:00 am - 8:00 am 7:00 am
Building & Construction Industry: Markets & Application TECH 42
8:00 am - 8:10 am 8:00 am
8:05 am - 9:00 am 8:05 am
Building & Construction Industry: Markets & Application
Essex A-C
  • Steve Easley (Speaker) Owner, Steve Easley Associates Inc.
Water and Moisture related failures are one of the greatest causes of construction defects, call backs and litigation.   Newer energy efficient construction requirements are creating wall systems that have much slower drying potential and reduced ... See More
8:20 am - 8:40 am 8:20 am
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5
Stimuli responsive polymer networks have been of great interest in the generation of “smart” and dynamic functional materials for a variety of advanced applications. Similarly, responsive materials have the potential to bring new funct... See More
8:40 am - 9:10 am 8:40 am
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5
Many properties of polymeric systems are determined almost exclusively by the interfaces between various material components. This seminar will focus on various polymer interfaces and strategies to characterize their contact formation and debondin... See More
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
Building & Construction Industry: Markets & Application
Essex A-C
In his presentation, Nicastro will highlight some of the problems with manufacturing, including design and construction issues that can cause premature failures in tapes and flashings.
9:10 am - 9:30 am 9:10 am
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5
  • Melinda Einsla (Speaker) Senior Research Scientist, The Dow Chemical Company
It is well understood that both the composition and architecture of a polymer affect its performance as a pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA). However, the specific relationships of chemical potential, glass transition temperature (Tg), degree of br... See More
9:30 am - 10:00 am 9:30 am
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5
Pressure sensitive tapes have been widely used in industrial applications and our daily life. Existing tissue glues, however, are too weak and not as easy to use as pressure sensitive tapes. The adhesion in wet environments, high biocompatibility ... See More
10:15 am - 11:00 am 10:15 am
Building & Construction Industry: Markets & Application
Essex A-C
  • Jon Namba (Speaker) President, Namba Services Inc.
Jon will discuss the different types of flooring products that utilize PSA'S, subfloor preparation, ambient conditions, and rolling loads, as well as touch on other flooring related tape topics.
10:30 am - 10:50 am 10:30 am
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5

Acrylic polymers have long been recognized for their pressure sensitive adhesive properties. Advancements in this technology continue as formulators search for more robust adhesive performance. There is a very distinct need for additional formulat...

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10:50 am - 11:10 am 10:50 am
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5
  • Erich Klein (Speaker) Market Manager - Elastomers Division, Kuraray America, Inc
Using a renewable hydrocarbon monomer called trans-B farnesene (Biofene), Kuraray (a specialty polymers company) has developed a new type of bio-based TPEs called SEPTON BIO-series. Based on its structure, biofene can function as a substitute for ... See More
11:00 am - 11:45 am 11:00 am
Building & Construction Industry: Markets & Application
Essex A-C
In this presentation, Smit lends a European perspective to the building and construction industry.
11:10 am - 11:30 am 11:10 am
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5
  • Yong Park (Speaker) Technical Service Chemist, Synthomer
Many high-performance pressure sensitive adhesive applications are dominated by solvent acrylic PSAs and radiation curable PSAs because they can achieve much higher cohesive strength and heat resistance than other technologies, including typical e... See More
11:30 am - 11:50 am 11:30 am
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5
Butyl adhesives typically are not considered for tape applications due to their high viscosity and tendency to cold flow. However these same characteristics can be considered benefits when used in the right applications. Butyl adhesives are known ... See More
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 12:00 pm
Building & Construction Industry: Markets & Application TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 1-4
1:30 pm - 1:50 pm 1:30 pm
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5
  • Jarno Weemers (Speaker) Application Specialist, Eastman Chemical Company

The performance requirements for tapes and labels are increasing year over year. While customer requirements are pushing the demands being imposed on adhesives tapes, digitization pushes the need for more advanced applications. For applications in...

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1:50 pm - 2:20 pm 1:50 pm
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5
  • Megan Valentine (Speaker) Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara
Marine mussels create an array of adhesive contacts (the byssus) to secure themselves to rocks, wood, metals and other mussels in the harsh conditions of the intertidal zone.

Their superb mechanical and adhesive performance has served as inspirati...
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2:20 pm - 2:40 pm 2:20 pm
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5
  • Kyle Rhodes (Speaker) Business Development Manager, Elkem Silicones

The interface between silicone release coatings and the adhesives applied onto them can be influenced by a number of factors.  Some of these factors include physical properties of the release liner and silicone surface, the chemical nature of...

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Friday, May 17
8:30 am - 8:55 am 8:30 am
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5
While numerous high adhesion solution acrylic PSAs exist in the marketplace, the vast majority of these products cannot provide substantial shear holding power at elevated temperatures, in the range of 70 °C to 150 °C, without the use of a... See More
8:55 am - 9:15 am 8:55 am
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5
  • Cheryl Saqqa (Speaker) Testing Projects Leader/Quality Manager, Chemsultants International, Inc.
The objective of this paper is to present the findings from an investigation into why peel adhesion values seem to change when testing PSA products on different lots of stainless steel test panels. The shift in data is mostly reported when a labor... See More
9:15 am - 9:35 am 9:15 am
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5

Characterizing pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) at high rates presents many challenges. The viscoelastic behavior of PSAs require testing at rates relevant to the application of interest.  However, standard mechanical test equipment is oft...

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9:35 am - 9:55 am 9:35 am
TECH 42
Grand Ballroom 5
Silicone release coatings have unique low release force properties which are used to achieve a weak interaction between the coating and a pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) layer. This aids to protect the laminate construction prior to use but allo... See More
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