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Orlando, FL, will be the setting for the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC)’s 2009 Week of Learning, scheduled to take place May 11-15.

For more than 30 years, PSTC has presented the number-one event for technical information exchange in the pressure-sensitive adhesive tape industry. Researchers and developers worldwide will share their latest work on technical tape issues, including:
  • Processes
  • Materials
  • Technology
  • Test methods
  • Environmental
  • Applications
This year’s program includes a workshop, "The State of the Art in UV Cure for Tapes." Attendees will learn about the adhesive types and curing chemistries available today (and tomorrow), with examples presented covering all major suppliers; UV lamp technology; the practicalities of UV cure in a manufacturing environment; and the costs and economic viability of UV curing compared to tape-making methods in use today.

In addition, two Tape University courses will be offered. Tape University Basics is for those new to the PSA tape industry or who are working in sales, marketing, quality control or customer service throughout the tape channel - manufacturer, raw material supplier, distributor, converter, end user. The Tape University Advanced course is for technical staff members, such as scientists, R&D personnel and engineers, who require more in-depth information on the chemistry, physics, process, and engineering of manufacturing tape.

The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council is a North American trade association dedicated to building global alliances and bringing increasing value to its membership and the tape industry.

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SIDEBAR: Schedule at a Glance

Monday, May 11
Tape University Advanced: 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 12
Tape University Advanced: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tape University Basics: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Workshop: "The State of the Art in UV Cure for Tapes": 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 13
TECH 32: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Poster Session and Exhibitor Product Showcase: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 14
TECH 32: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Luncheon: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Friday, May 15
TECH 32: 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

SIDEBAR: Exhibitors (w/ Booth Numbers)

Advanced Polymers: 216
Arakawa Chemical (USA) Inc.: 301
ASI: 218
Avery Dennison Performance Polymers: 221
B. Laufenberg GmbH: 105
BASF Corp.: 109
Bluestar Silicones: 209
ChemInstruments: 215
Chemsultants International Inc.: 314
Cray Valley: 204
Cytec Industries Inc.: 205
Davis-Standard LLC/Black Clawson: 305
Dow Corning Corp.: 307
Dyna-Tech Adhesives & Coatings: 219
Evonik Goldschmidt Corp.: 203
Extrusion Dies Industries LLC: 117
ExxonMobil Chemical: 315
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers: 318
Henkel Corp.: 303
Herbert Olbrich GmbH & Co. KG: 217
IST America: 107
Kraton Polymers: 201
Kroenert Corp.: 321
Kuraray America Inc.: 101
Loparex LLC:  200
Mayzo Inc.: 208
Milliken and Co.: 309
MPI Technologies Inc.: 317
OMNOVA Solutions Inc.: 220
PFFC (Paper, Film & Foil Converter): 207
Resinas Sinteticas SA de CV:   320
Rohm and Haas Co.: 115
Sekisui Voltek LLC: 214
Siliconature USA LLC: 119
Sonoco: 300
Tekkote, Div of Jen-Coat: 302
Texture Technologies Corp.: 206
The Dow Chemical Co.: 121
Thilmany: 308
Wacker Silicones: 316