September 16 - 18

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

Class rates
PSTC Members: $995
Non-Members: $1,345



Hotel Accommodations
Holiday Inn-Mentor, OH
770 Reynolds Rd.
Mentor, OH  44060

Special PSTC room rate
Information coming soon.

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 $1,345

Registration opens in June 2019.

Tentative Schedule

Monday, September 16
Attendee arrival

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

Tuesday, September 17

  • Breakfast at hotel location
  • Lunch at Chemsultants
  • Evening reception to follow Class conclusion

Wednesday, September 18

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

*PSTC’s PSA Tape training center is with Chemsultants International. Their state-of-the-art classroom teaching and production facilities allows attendees the ultimate training experience.

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