Photo courtesy of the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau Inc.

Orlando, FL, will host the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council Week of Learning, scheduled for May 14-18. It is the only industry event focused on pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape.

The Week of Learning includes the TECH 30 Global Conference VI, which spans May 16-18. The PSTC Global Conference Committee selected 23 papers for presentation that represent the best in pressure-sensitive adhesive tape technical knowledge. Topics include novel adhesives, release technology advancements, PSA tape use, and performance testing and characterization improvements.

Tape University 102 and Tape University Basics are also offered during the week’s events. Paid Tape University attendees are eligible to attend the Formulating Techniques Workshop on May 15.

In addition, a tour to the nearby Kennedy Space Center is scheduled for May 15. This tour has been specially arranged for PSTC global conference attendees.

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SIDEBAR: PSTC Schedule at a Glance

Monday, May 14
Tape University 102: 11:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 15
Tape University 102: 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Tape University Basics: 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Optional Kennedy Space Center Tour: 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Formulating Techniques Workshop: 4:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 16
Tech 30 Global Conference VI: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Posters: 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 17
Tech 30 Global Conference VI: 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Exhibit Showcase Luncheon: 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Friday, May 18
Tech 30 Global Conference VI: 8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

SIDEBAR: PSTC Exhibitor List (as of April 9)

Advance Polymers International
Advance Systems
Ashland Performance Materials
Avery Dennison Performance Polymers
BASF Corp.
Chase Coating & Laminating
Chemsultants International
Clariant Corp.
CPFilms Inc.
Cytec Industries Inc.
Davis-Standard LLC/Black Clawson
Dow Corning Corp.
Dyna-Tech Adhesives
Eastman Chemical
ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
Huhtamaki Forchheim
International Specialty Products      
IST America
KRATON Polymers
Kroenert Corp.
Loparex LLC
Maris America
Mayzo Inc.
MEGTEC Systems Inc.
Momentive Performance Materials
Mondi Packaging Akrosil
MPI Technologies
National Adhesives
Neenah Paper Inc.
OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
Resinas Sinteticas S.A. de C.V.
Rohm and Haas Co.
Sartomer Co.    
Sekisui Voltek LLC
SEPTON Co. of America
Siliconature USA LLC
Soken Chemical America Inc.
Techrez Inc.
Texture Technologies Corp.
The Dow Chemical Co.
Vinavil Americas
Wacker Silicones
Wausau Paper
Zeon Chemicals LP