Two Day Short Course Focuses on the Foundation Needed to Excel in the Development, Manufacture and Use of Adhesives and Sealants!
Introduction to Adhesive Markets & Technologies
Polymer Science Introduction
Rheology and Flow
Practical Surface Science
Silanes for Adhesion Promotion
Characterization – Mechanical, Physical, Thermal Properties
Ruairi O’Kane, Henkel
Hot Melt Adhesives
Raj Hariharan, Mapei
Pressure Sensitive Adhesives
TBD, Avery Dennison
Ramani Narayan, MSU
Dmitriy Salnikov, 3M
Automated Adhesive Dispensing
Course Wrap Up
The Adhesive Science Short Course is Co-located with WAC2020
Taught by Academic Partners, Industry Experts and Consultants
Course format allows for ample time for both panel and one on one discussions for valuable networking and maximum, relevant educations. Combined with full conference registration, this venue will fully enrich the new and veteran adhesive professional with foundations and innovations across markets and geography and networking of peers, suppliers and manufacturers.
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Ideal for a Wide Range of Technical Participants
Entry level to experienced scientists who wish to learn the fundamentals of adhesives and adhesion would benefit from this course. Professionals from R&D, process development, manufacturing, tech service and applications who are developing products for a wide range of industries or using adhesives in their market applications. Technically inclined commercial professionals will receive a better understanding of the principles of adhesives, adhesion, performance applications and market overview.
Countdown to WAC2020
The World Adhesive & Sealant Conference in 2020 is the most important INTERNATIONAL event for stakeholders in the Adhesive and Sealant industry worldwide. WAC takes place only once every four years alternating between the United States, Europe and Asia.
In 2020 the event is being organized by The Adhesive & Sealant Council (United States) and takes place in Chicago, Illinois, April 20 – 22, 2020
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ConferenceThe WAC Conference will feature exclusive keynote addresses and educational sessions featuring subject matter experts from around the world. Speakers will share their knowledge and expertise on the latest business and technology developments and innovations and opportunities in the adhesive and sealant markets.
EXPOThe World Adhesive EXPO is the adhesive and sealant industry’s WORLD trade show, held only once every four years. Meet FACE to FACE with raw materials and service suppliers, distributors, and equipment manufacturers from around the world to discuss your needs and discover new products and services. EXCLUSIVE sponsorships are also available!
View a current list of exhibiting companies HERE.
NetworkingHeld only once every four years, WAC is the premier international event to meet and network with industry professionals from around the world. NO OTHER event brings together this many adhesive and sealant suppliers, manufacturers, equipment companies, and end users in one place. WAC is indeed the place to be in 2020!
Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Connect in 2020
with the Global Adhesive & Sealant Industry!
A Grand Opening Reception & Dinner
High Impact Keynotes
Educational Programming for Technical & Business Staff
World Adhesive & Sealant EXPO
Exclusive Networking Events
2020 Innovation Awards
Incredible SPONSORSHIP Opportunities for Companies
Chicago Entertainment & Fun Themed Activities
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