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2005 Week of Learning, scheduled for May 2-6 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, will feature learning opportunities for all involved in the pressure-sensitive adhesive tape industry.

"Our 28th Technical Seminar remains the key element of the Week of Learning," says Technical Seminar committee chair Deborah Chrzanowski, Intertape Polymer Group. "In addition, PSTC is offering two levels of its highly regarded Tape University course, as well as a one-time Radiation-Curable PSA Technology Workshop."

The technical seminar, to take place May 4-6, will include more than 25 technical presentations on topics impacting the industry in the areas of applications; chemistries/radiation/fundamental understanding; environmental/marketing; process/equipment; and testing/DOE/analytical rheology. The technical seminar will include an exhibit showcase, the only pressure-sensitive adhesive tape industry tradeshow, and poster presentations on technical projects in progress.

The new Tape University 100 will take place from 8-4 on May 3. It is a one-day course that goes back to the basics of pressure-sensitive adhesives and allows sales, marketing, quality-control, and customer-service attendees to gain an understanding of the common language of tape.

Tape University 102 is scheduled for May 2-3, and is a course for scientists, researchers, and engineers looking for advanced instruction specific to tape. Course content addresses the chemistry, physics, process, engineering and formulation of manufacturing tape.

In addition, a free three-hour workshop offered from 4-7 PM on May 3 will discuss radiation-curable pressure-sensitive adhesives. This alternative technology is gaining in popularity, and workshop leaders will address all aspects and future direction.

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SIDEBAR: Exhibitors (as of 02/21)

Advanced Polymers International


Ashland Inc.

ASI Magazine

Avery Dennison


Chase Coating & Laminating

Chemsultants International Network

CPFilms Inc.

Douglas-Hanson Co.

Dow Corning Corp.


Guzzetti SpA

Huhtamaki 4P Products

Kroenert Corp.

Loparex Inc.

Maris America

Mondi Inncoat

MPI Technologies

National Adhesives

OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

Rhodia Silicones

Rohm & Haas Co.

S+E Release Inc.

Siliconature USA LLC

Stat-Ease Inc.

The Dow Chemical Co.-UCAR Emulsion

Voltek LLC

Wacker Silicones

Wausau Paper

Zeon Chemicals