The Adhesive and Sealant Council's Education Foundation (ASCEF) has announced its updated Fundamentals of Adhesion Short Course scheduled for November 9-10, 2005, in Atlanta, GA, at the Renaissance Concourse Hotel. This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the principles of adhesion science. Led by professors from the Center for Adhesive and Sealant Science (CASS) at Virginia Tech, this two-day short course will allow attendees to learn about various topics, including: basic stress distributions in important bonded-joint families; advantages and disadvantages of different test geometries; prediction of long-term performance through short-term tests; environmental factors and their effect on adhesive durability; principles of surface chemistry and how they apply to adhesive bonding; and surface analysis techniques. This course is designed for entry-level chemists, application engineers, sales and marketing professionals, and other technical personnel employed by adhesive companies, raw material and equipment suppliers, and end users.

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