September 19 - 21, 2016

PSTC Training Center
Chemsultants International
9079 Tyler Blvd.
Mentor, OH. 44060

Class rates:
PSTC Members: $995
Non-Members: $1295



Hotel Accommodations:
Quail Hollow Resort
11080 Concord-Hambden Road
Painesville, OH 44077
Phone: 1-440-497-1100*
Website: www.quailhollowresort.com
Special PSTC Room Rate: $119/night

*Please call to make a reservation. Mention PSTC to secure the special rate of $119. This rate is not available if booking on the website. Cut-off date is Aug. 29.

This 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
Non-member rate $1295

SOLD OUT.  If you would like to be put on the waiting list, email Jill Gabbert, Member Services, at jgabbert@pstc.org.

Tentative Schedule

Monday, September 19
Attendee arrival

  • Manufacturing Class begins at noon at Chemsultants
    (Lunch is provided)
  • Evening reception/dinner to follow Class conclusion 

Tuesday, September 20

  • Breakfast at Quail Hollow
  • Lunch at Chemsultants
  • Evening reception to follow Class conclusion

Wednesday, September 21

  • Breakfast at Quail Hollow
  • Lunch at Chemsultants prior to departure
  • Expected airport arrival is 1:30 p.m.

*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:  http://www.chemsultants.com/contact/locations.aspx.

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