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5/20/13 to 5/24/13
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
United States

The Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute at Virginia Tech, is now accepting registrations for its annual lecture-laboratory short course for those who produce or utilize adhesives and sealants. The course is taught by Virginia Tech faculty.

Course topics include:
Brief Survey of Relevant Polymer/Adhesion Terminology and Concepts
Adhesives, Sealant and Waterborne Rheology
Adsorption on Surfaces/Surface Energy
Stresses in Bonded Joints
Basic Viscoelastic Experiments on Elastomers, Glasses and Semicrystalline Polymers
Surfaces and Surface Preparation
Fracture of Adhesive Bonds
Adhesive Test Methods
Analysis of Surfaces
Introduction to Adhesive Chemistry
Free Volume and DSC
New Directions in Adhesive Design
PSA Performance and Testing
Accelerated Characterization
Wood Adhesion
Applications of Surface Science to Adhesion
Durability and Design
Format: A hands-on lecture-laboratory short course for industry researchers

Venue: The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

Dates: May 20-24, 2013

Cost: $1700.00* (Enrollment is limited to 30 participants).

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