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The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) is a nonprofit North American trade association dedicated to helping the industry produce quality pressure sensitive adhesive tape products in the global marketplace. PSTC members range in size from privately owned companies with less than 50 employees to multi-national, fortune 100 companies.
It is with great pleasure, excitement, and anticipation that we officially host our first Tape Week event this May 2-5 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., with 500+ attendees from 100 companies and 10 countries expected. Representing both a reinvigoration of our historically successful Tape Summit and a refocus and expansion of PSTC’s reach, Tape Week is the only knowledge-building and networking event for pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape professionals.
To address the evolving needs of the workforce and in evaluating the role that the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) can play in encouraging the continued health of our industry, we launched PSTC Tape Academy. The academy serves as a resource for individuals on a variety of career paths and in different roles, in addition to those who are new to the field of PSA tape or considering making a switch to our industry.
Events include PSTC's 2021 Fall Member Business Meeting in November 2021 and the inaugural Tape Week in May of 2022.
May 14, 2021
Following a shift in strategy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) recently released details on its plans for members-only and full industry events to be held this year and in 2022.
In the last Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) “Tape Talk” column and recent ASI Insider video, we discussed a number of topics, including our plans for Tape Week 2021, our adjusted strategy in light of the ongoing public health emergency, and the results of our record-attended Fall Member Business Meeting. Suffice to say, a lot has changed since then.
Board appointments include Joe Tocci of Intertape Polymer Group Inc. as incoming president, Steve Flannery of Avery Dennison Corp. as vice president, Ed LaForge of MACtac North America as treasurer, and Michel Merkx of American Biltrite Inc. moving to past president.
November 18, 2020
The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) recently announced a number of position changes to its board of directors.
Potential topics for consideration include tape’s advantages and areas for growth in comparison to other bonding methods, how to communicate tape’s benefits and overcome potential barriers for increased use by building and construction and automotive professionals, and upcoming innovations and future marketplace trends.
July 23, 2020
The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) recently announced the official opening of abstract submissions for its inaugural Tape Week event, slated for May 3-6, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
At the beginning of the year, and even as recently as March, the extent of our shared health crisis could not have possibly been imagined. Very quickly, however, following updates from national and international health organizations and the federal government, everyone, including all of us at the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC), began to make strategic decisions regarding how to not only navigate the perilous situation, but how to move forward.