The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council 2006 Week of Learning is scheduled to take place May 1-5 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The only industry event focused on pressure-sensitive adhesive tape, the even will include a combination of educational events and will feature an exhibit.
Acoustic microscopes are primarily concerned with the non-destructive imaging of internal features, especially with the bonding or lack of bonding between materials. Since acoustic microscopes use very-high-frequency (VHF) or ultra-high-frequency (UHF) ultrasound, they can penetrate light-opaque materials to image internal features.
Pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) are commonplace in our everyday lives. Surgical tape, box-sealing tape and self-stick products such as adhesive stamps and removable adhesive notes are just some of the consumer products that use pressure-sensitive adhesives. PSAs are used in space and automotive applications as well.
When dealing with complex problems, it is best to take a step-by-step approach. This methodology can aid the investigation of quality issues commonly encountered with pressure-sensitive-adhesive (PSA) products.