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
Adhesives & Sealants Industrymagazine
Advanced Polymers International
Arkema Coating Resins
Aurora Specialty Textiles
Avery Dennison Performance Polymers
BYK USA Inc.
Channeled Resources Group
The Dow Chemical Co.
Dow Corning Corp.
Dyna-Tech Adhesives Inc.
Evonik Goldschmidt Corp.
Expera Coated Products
Expera Specialty Solutions
FiberMark North America LLC
Franklin Adhesives and Polymers
Hero Coatings/Functional Coatings
M.H. Stallman Co.
Mallard Creek Polymers
Momentive Specialty Chemicals
OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
Process Sensors Corp.
Total Cray Valley USA LLC
Toyo Ink America LLC
Wacker Chemical Corp.
*as of 3/31/15