Chemsultants International Inc. and Alexander Watson Associates have announced the 2011 session of the Introduction to Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Technology workshop. This interactive international technical workshop/career training program, a collaboration of Chemsultants International and AWA Conferences & Events, is scheduled for June 16-17 at the Hotel Casa 400 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The workshop is designed to introduce participants to the basics of self-adhesive products, including their design, manufacture and end use. The target audience is professionals involved with marketing, research, technical support, quality control and production that may be new to the self-adhesive industry, as well as those professionals needing a primer on the technical aspects of self-adhesive products.

The introductory workshop explains many topics to a basic level of understanding, making it ideal for participants new to the pressure-sensitive/self-adhesive world. The program includes the topics to be covered, along with a description of the content of each one. In addition, a “glossary of terms” will be reviewed during the course to help participants understand the language of the self-adhesive industry.

Specific workshop topics include: "What Makes PS Adhesives Work?, PSA Product Types, PSA Compounding, Drying and UV Curing Technology, Face and Carrier Webstocks, Release Systems and Release Liners, Analytical Testing Applications for PSA Products, Physical and Release Testing of PSAs, and PSA Coating Methods.

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