From May 11-15, tape professionals from around the world will come together in Baltimore for the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council’s Tape Summit 2015. The industry-focused event will provide segmented and flexible learning options to help attendees formulate the most effective knowledge-building experience possible.

The event will begin with Tape Summit’s Tape University session on Adhesives/Advanced Technology of PSA Tape. Fundamentals of PSA Tape will take place on Tuesday, May 12.

The PSTC Spring Membership Meeting will be held May 12-13, concurrently with Tape Summit. Open to PSTC members only, the event is designed as a gathering for organization and industry information sharing, including PSTC education and marketing initiatives. Speakers will address relevant business and other cultural topics.

TECH 38 will begin with a Welcome Reception from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12. Sessions begin on Wednesday, May 13, and run through Friday, May 15. Highlights will include a keynote presentation on Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. from Brian Beaulieu, CEO of ITR Economics.

Following the keynote will be sessions discussing Raw Materials and Supply/Demand. An Exhibitor Lunch will be held at noon, then sessions will pick up again at 1 p.m. with a track on Processing. From 3:30-5:30 p.m., delegates can attend an Exhibitor Reception/Poster Session. This networking event is intended for attendees looking for the most up-to-date innovative product and service suppliers to the tape industry.

Tuesday morning’s events will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a Welcome/PSTC RTM Overview, followed by a John Johnston technical session. After a break at 10:15 a.m., the program will continue with a session on New Technology. After lunch at noon, delegates will return to a technical session on Test Methods at 1:30 p.m.

On Friday, May 15, delegates will breakfast at 8:30, followed by a technical session on Application. The meeting will adjourn at 10:10 a.m.

TECH 38 Schedule-at-a-Glance

Wednesday, May 13

8:30-8:45 a.m. — Welcome

8:45-10:00 a.m. —
Keynote Presentation/Q&A by Brian Beaulieu, CEO of ITR Economics

10:00-10:20 a.m. — Break

10:20 a.m.-12:00 p.m. —
TECH 38 Session I: Raw Materials and Supply/Demand

12:00-1:30 p.m. — Exhibitor Luncheon

1:30-3:30 p.m. — TECH 38 Session II: Processing

3:30-5:30 p.m. — Exhibitor Reception/Poster Session


Thursday, May 14

8:30-8:45 a.m. — Welcome/PSTC RTM Overview

8:45-12:00 p.m. —
TECH 38 Session III: John Johnston Session and TECH 38 Session IV: New Technology

12:00-1:30 p.m. — Lunch

1:30-3:30 p.m. — TECH 38 Session V: Test Methods


Friday, May 15

8:30-10:10 a.m. — Welcome/TECH 38 Session VI: Application



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Advanced Polymers International

Air Products

Arizona Chemical

Arkema Coating Resins

Ashland Inc.

Aurora Specialty Textiles

Avery Dennison Performance Polymers

BASF Corp.

Bluestar Silicones

Bostik Inc.


Channeled Resources Group



Davis-Standard LLC

Dexco Polymers

The Dow Chemical Co.

Dow Corning Corp.

Dyna-Tech Adhesives Inc.

Eastman Chemical

EPS Materials

Evonik Goldschmidt Corp.

Expera Coated Products

Expera Specialty Solutions

FiberMark North America LLC

Franklin Adhesives and Polymers

Henkel Corp.

Hero Coatings/Functional Coatings


ITW Dynatec

Kraton Polymers

Laufenberg GmbH

Lawter Inc.

Loparex LLC

M.H. Stallman Co.

Mallard Creek Polymers

Mayzo Inc.


Momentive Specialty Chemicals

Mondi Akrosil

MPI Release

Mylan Technologies


OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

Pinova Inc.

Process Sensors Corp.

Resinas Sintéticas

Sekisui Voltek

Siliconature USA


Texture Technologies

Total Cray Valley USA LLC

Toyo Ink America LLC

Vinavil Americas

 Wacker Chemical Corp. 

*as of 3/31/15