Engineers charged with finding fastening solutions for designs involving polymers can get some tips on how to predict performance of adhesives as the fastening solution. The source: a special web-training seminar sponsored by the Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc. January 13 and January 26, 2005.
The January 13 session will concentrate on polymer characterization and application performance predictions. Technical presentations will describe the dynamic mechanical analyzer process, the interpretation of visco-elasticity, and the relation of the latter to raw material interaction. The 90-minute session will include discussion of solvent-based, water-based, and hot-melt adhesives, as well as other adhesives.
On January 27, the subject will be dynamic mechanical analyzer basics and how they can help engineers optimize adhesive performance. As with the January 13 presentation, the focus will be on solvent-based, water-based, and hot-melt adhesives.
Both sessions will be presented by Derek W. Bamborough, who has over 15 yearsw of experience in the use of rheology in the oil-field and adhesives industries.
There is a fee for registration. For more information, see www.ascouncil.org/meetings/dma.cfm.