Adhesion and Adhesives for Converters
by Professor Steven Abbott
Member Price: $899.00
Non-Member Price: $999.00
Classroom course not currently scheduled.
Adhesion is a word that covers many issues that are central to converters. At one extreme is the level of adhesion of an easily removable laminate. At the other is the need to ensure that a coating will remain stuck to the substrate during an aggressive tape adhesion test. In between there are pressure-sensitive adhesives, hot melt adhesives and fun ideas such as gecko tapes. And fighting against you are the ravages of time, temperature, humidity and light.
This course unites all these aspects by looking at the forces that hold things together (surface energy, chemical adhesion, "nail adhesion", entanglement), the forces that separate them (vertical pull and horizontal crack propagation), the extra effects that dissipate those separating forces and therefore enhance adhesion and the things that undermine adhesion in the long term.
By having a clear idea of what effects are important for each aspect of an adhesion issue, by clearing away some popular adhesion myths, and by having a set of practical tools to implement each relevant aspect of the theory, those who have attended the course will be able to make an incisive contribution to practical problem solving in the lab and in production, in formulation and in practical trouble-shooting.
The course is given by Professor Steven Abbott who combines his own academic and industrial coating experience to give you the best of both worlds - focusing only on the bits of theory that can give the maximum real-world impact.