AKRON, Ohio -- The High-Tech Adhesives 2002 International Conference and Exposition will be held May 12-14, 2002, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, LaGuardia Airport, New York. This conference will bring together the industry's leading producers and end users of high-performance adhesives, sealants and coatings.

The conference will open on May 12 with three workshops that focus on the following topics: Fundamentals of Adhesion; Performance, Testing and Durability: Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings; and Adhesives for Electronic Applications. Session topics on May 13 and 14 include Global Technology and Market Trends; Surface Modification and Analysis; New Materials in Adhesives and Coatings; Pressure Sensitive Adhesives; Life Prediction and Durability Issues; and Adhesives for Composites, to name a few.

The conference is sponsored by Crusader Chemical Co., Baltimore; ARDL Engineering Group, Akron, Ohio; and Adhesives & Sealants Industry magazine. For more information, contact ARDL Engineering Group at 330-794-6618, or visit www.engineering-group.com.