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Conference to discuss adhesives issues

Conference to discuss adhesives issues

There's a full schedule of technical conferences, and fifty exhibitors will show their wares

The Adhesive and Sealant Council will open its annual conference April 18 in Cleveland with a full schedule of technical conferences on major engineering issues.

Among speakers will be Dr. Marilyn Black, CEO and chief scientist of Air Quality Sciences, Inc. Her topic: "Sustainable Building Practices for Achieving healthy Indoor Environments." An expert on characterizing indoor air pollutants, she will discuss technical issues around the subject of using low-emitting products as adhesives.

Among other topics at the two-day conference:

* Surface Modification of Metal Oxides: Increasing the Strength of Epoxy Bonding to Metal Oxides. Speaker will be Eric Bruner, of CRG Chemicals.
* The Influence of Temperature on the Tensile and Shear Properties of STPE-based Sealants and Adhesives. The speaker will be David Dillard of the Center for Adhesive and Sealant Science.
* Novel Moisture-Curable Epoxy/Urethane Alloys. The speaker will be Jai Venktesan, of Cytec industries.

Register for the event at www.ascouncil.org.

In other conference news, the annual Assembly Tech Show and Conference will take place September 28-30 at the Donald Stephens Center in Rosemont, IL. There will be several sessions in the conference program on lean manufacturing, as well as sessions on adhesives technologies and ultrasonic welding.

For more information, see www.atexpo.com.

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