Class Location:
PSTC Training Center
Chemsultants International*
9079 Tyler Blvd.
Mentor, OH 44060

September 14-16, 2015

Member $995.00
Non-member $1,295.00


Host Hotel:
Quail Hollow Resort
11080 Concord-Hambden Road
Painesville, OH 44077
Phone: 1-440-497-1100
PSTC room rate: $129/night
Special rate ends Monday, Aug. 24.

Click here to download logistical details for the class.

The MANUFACTURING & TESTING OF PSA TAPES course covers details of coating and converting methods, along with in-depth discussion of testing methods and analytical tools. Class is unique in its combination of classroom discussions and lab-based demonstrations, allowing for deep exploration of the course topics.
Who should consider attending:
Plant managers, plant engineers, process engineers,  process technicians, quality control managers and technicians, manufacturing supervisors, development chemists, and anyone who wants to learn about the processes and equipment for making  pressure sensitive tape.
Key Learnings & Take Aways:  
  • Improve your understanding and build a stronger foundation in the fundamentals of making and testing tapes.
  • Eight of the most widely used coating systems and equipment with demonstrations of  one or two systems
  • Defect descriptions  and corrective actions of the three most common coating systems: Hot melt, Mayer rod, and reverse roll coater
  • Parameters and techniques for selecting the best coating method for a specific PSA
  • Mixing techniques and rationale for each style as well as demonstrations
  • Web handling with emphasis on wrinkle prevention and web spreaders
  • Drying and curing systems with emphasis on selection the right one for a specific situation
    • The most commonly used four slitting techniques and equipment with the reasons for selecting each combined with demonstrations of two systems
    • PSA properties,  tape testing using PSTC methods and additional tests combined with demonstrations and explanation of how the unique properties of PSAs affect the accuracy of results.

Learn from the best faculty in the field. Faculty members are currently working executives in the PSA Tape industry with more than 250 accumulated years of experience! Network, share ideas, discuss concepts!

Member rate $995.00
Non-member rate $1,295.00


Please plan your travel to accommodate the following schedule:

Monday, September 14th

IMPORTANT: Early arrivals staying at Quail Hollow, please contact the hotel directly  for airport-to-hotel shuttle. Phone or email Ryan Tennant, Front Desk Manager, at 1-440-497-1100 or email tennantr@quailhollowresort. Provide her with your flight information and arrival time and she will give you discounted shuttle information. NOTE: It is advised that you take a shuttle, taxi’s are VERY expensive - $90.00+.  Click here to download logistical details for the class.
Have dietary restrictions? Plan on taking the shuttle? Please fill out this form.
Dining in Mentor?
Click here for list of Mentor dining options.

Monday, September 14th

11:15 a.m.
Shuttle from Airport directly to Chemsultants
**Please note that time may be adjusted based on incoming flight schedules**

11:45 a.m.
Shuttle from Quail Hollow to Chemsultants

12:00 p.m.
Lunch at Chemsultants

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Class at Chemsultants
5:15 p.m.
Shuttle returns to Quail Hollow
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Reception & Dinner at Quail Hollow

Tuesday, September 15th
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast at Quail Hollow
7:30 a.m.
ONE shuttle only to Chemsultants
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Class at Chemsultants
(Lunch served at 12:00)
5:00 p.m.
ONE shuttle returns to Quail Hollow
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Reception w/Jeopardy Quiz Game
(Dinner on your own)

Wednesday, September 16th
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast at Quail Hollow
7:30 a.m.
ONE shuttle only to Chemsultants
(BRING Luggage if proceeding to Airport from class)
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Class at Chemsultants
(Lunch served at 12:00)
12:45 p.m.
ONE shuttle to Cleveland Hopkins Airport


*PSTC’s PSA Tape training center is with Chemsultants International, our alliance partner building excellence in PSA Tape performance. Their “state-of-the-art” classroom teaching and production facilities allows attendees the ultimate training experience. Facility location:

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