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Adhesive Science Short Course

5/19/14 to 5/23/14
Virginia Tech University
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 Flyer.


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




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