TRAINING

PSTC is proud to offer a series of unique and powerful educational classes covering all aspects of PSA tape design and manufacture. The classes range from a one-day overview - suitable for anyone making or selling tape products - to in-depth technical classes designed for scientists and engineers.

No other set of classes available covers the tape technology with the breadth and depth that PSTC can offer.

Class Structure

Our three classes cover different areas of the industry at different levels, as described below. The classes are designed to be self-contained and independent of each other – therefore there is no need to take classes in sequence. Many people do take multiple classes over time based on their interests and role. PSTC and the teaching faculty are available to help guide your selection if needed.

2018 Classes 
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Adhesives & Advanced Technologies
May 7-8

Location:
Tape Summit 2018
Hilton Minneapolis 

Content:
This class discusses polymer technology as it relates to PSA Tapes with a detailed technical discussion of polymer properties, adhesive types, chemistries and properties, surface science, theories of adhesion and other topics designed to give a detailed technical understanding of the science of PSA Tapes.

Who should attend?
This course contains the greatest amount of technical detail of the series, and is intended primarily for technical professionals. It provides a complimentary set of topics to the Manufacturing and Testing course.

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Fundamentals of PSA Tapes 
May 8

Location:
Tape Summit 2018
Hilton Minneapolis 

Content:
This class covers a basic overview of all the key technology areas of PSA Tape, in a classroom setting. It provides an ideal introduction to the industry, with much less technical content than our other classes.

Who should attend?
This class is suitable for sales and customer service people as well as entry level technical staff, and those new to the tape industry in any field of work.

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Manufacturing and Testing of PSA Tapes
September 17-19

Location:
Chemsultants International
Mentor OH

Content:
This class covers details of coating and converting methods, along with in-depth discussion of testing methods and analytical tools. The class is unique in its combination of classroom discussions and lab-based demonstrations, allowing for an in-depth exploration of the topics.  Time is split almost equally between classroom discussions and actual demonstrations of techniques – including testing equipment, pilot coater equipment and converting equipment.

Who should attend?
This course is most suitable for people in technical positions – development, technical service, quality control – and manufacturing positions who need to develop a detailed understanding of the processes and concepts involved in making and testing tapes. 

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The Faculty
These classes are taught by a dedicated volunteer faculty, all of whom bring many years of practical experience in the industry. The faculty work closely together to produce the content for all classes in the series. Each class is taught by a small, intimate group of instructors who strive to create an interactive, open atmosphere in each class. These are not speakers who arrive with their own material, unrelated to anyone else’s content – it is a carefully planned, constantly refined and coordinated syllabus.

To read more about the tape training faculty, click here.

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For more information on these courses or for advice on how to choose the course best suited to your needs, please contact PSTC at 630-544-5048, e-mail info@pstc.org.

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