The Adhesive & Sealant Council (ASC) is seeking speakers for two short courses: Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs) and Caulks & Sealants. Both courses will be co-located with the 2023 Annual Convention & EXPO, which is scheduled for April 17-19, 2023, in New Orleans, La. The primary audience for both courses is suppliers, formulators, and end users in these technologies.

Speakers for the Caulks & Sealants Short Course are needed for the following preliminary topics:

  • Fundamentals in caulks/sealants, mechanics, durability, testing
  • Polymer types—acrylic, vinyl acetate, polyurethane and SMP, silicones
  • Additives—adhesion promotors, fillers, modifiers, plasticizers, UV stabilizers
  • Design considerations—specifications, architect to applications
  • Markets—building/construction, with possible assembly and transportation considered
  • Innovations, regulatory, sustainable topics

Regarding the Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Short Course, speakers are needed for the following preliminary topics:

  • Fundamentals in surfaces, rheology, testing
  • Polymer technology types—acrylic, styrene block copolymers, waterborne, hot melts, cure mechanisms
  • Additives—surfactants, tackifiers, plasticizers, silane/silicones
  • Application/dispense converting topics—liners, backing, converting
  • Markets—tapes and labels, medical, structural
  • Innovations, regulatory, sustainable topics

ASC’s short courses are exclusively educational and instructive; the mention of trade names or commercial content is strictly prohibited. All submissions must abide by ASC’s antitrust compliance policy and commercialism guidelines.

For additional information, contact Connie Howe at The ASC is online at