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May 13-17
Marriott Baltimore Waterfront
Baltimore, MD

Tape Summit Home Tape University Spring Member Meeting Exhibitors TECH 42    Sponsor Hotel & Airport Info Register

May 15-16

This brand-new Building & Construction Industry: Markets and Application learning track is designed to:

  • Help building and construction professionals – across all internal verticals, including adhesives and sealants specialists - better understand the variety of PSA tape solutions available.
  • Address how PSA tapes are used from a building and construction applications standpoint.
  • Speak to the challenges of using PSA tape and how to overcome them.
  • Demonstrate recent innovations making tape use desirable, along with solutions found through the use of PSA tape.

Who should attend this B&C track?
All building and construction industry professionals, including CEOs, VPs, directors, managers, engineers, sales and marketing professionals, support team and more!

PSTC Members: $445 per person
Non-Members: $645 per person 

*Purchasing a Building & Construction: Markets and Application badge provides attendees with access to only the B&C track, TECH 42 welcome reception on May 14 and Exhibitor Showcase on May 15. Those interested in also attending TECH 42 presentations must purchase a Tape Summit badge. Access to the welcome reception, Exhibitor Showcase and Building& Construction Industry: Markets and Application track content is included in the TECH 42 pricing (at least $450 in savings). 

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Track speakers include:

Peter Yost
Vice President, BuildingGreen

Construction Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tapes: Real-world, Bench-top Testing

In his presentation, Yost will walk through the what, how and why of benchtop/field-testing, which he has conducted on a variety of construction PSA tapes.

Steve Easley
Owner, Steve Easley & Associates

The Impact of Recent Code Changes on the Moisture Performance of Building Enclosures

Water and Moisture related failures are one of the greatest causes of construction defects, call backs and litigation.   Newer energy efficient construction requirements are creating wall systems that have much slower drying potential and reduced capacity for inward and outward drying. The result is a greater potential for mold and decay that leads to expensive, moisture related call-backs and failures.  In his presentation, Steve Easley will present slides from the field which focus on how recent code changes impact the moisture performance of building enclosures. Issues and opportunities for weather barrier systems will also be addressed.  This includes common mistakes and solutions when utilizing pressure sensitive tapes into building enclosures for effective water management and air sealing.

Dan Braker
President, Brakethrough Research

Pressure Sensitive Tape Opportunities and Trends in Building & Construction

Brakethrough Research has conducted comprehensive quantitative research studies on behalf of the PSTC, in order to identify opportunities for “growing the pie” for pressure-sensitive tape.  This research has identified a key opportunity for growing the use of pressure-sensitive tape in the building and construction industry.  This presentation will review the detailed research findings from these studies, including the needs of engineers and architects when they are choosing bonding solutions, the proof points that are needed to support these decisions, and the building trends that are most relevant to the growth opportunities for tape.

David Nicastro
CEO, Building Diagnostics Inc.

In his presentation, Nicastro will highlight some of the problems with manufacturing, including design and construction issues that can cause premature failures in tapes and flashings.

Evert Smit
Head of Research and Development, Lohmann GmbH & Co., KG.

The Building and Construction Industry from a European Perspective

In this presentation, Smit lends a European perspective to the building and construction industry.

Jeff Coats
Director of Market Development, Intertape Polymer Group

Importance of PST in House-Wrap Installation

As growth continues in new single and multi-family construction, builders strive to ensure that new homes and dwellings meet federal, state and local codes, as well as greater consumer expectations for energy efficient, safe and healthy homes.  To ensure the stability of the “building envelope”, builders are using more and better house wraps.  What exactly is housewrap and why is it used?  Siding installed on a house is somewhat weatherproof; however, there still exists cracks, crevices and gaps after installation of the siding.  House wrap is used to seal the building and is installed between the sheathing (material used in floor, wall and roof assemblies) and the siding or outside covering.  The sheathing, house wrap and siding compose the wall portion of the building system or “envelope.”  Because house wrap comes in pre-cut rolls and applied in fixed widths and lengths, gaps and spaces exist after the house wrap is mechanically installed.  Pressure sensitive tape is the preferred method to seam those gaps.  There are a number of benefits to PSA tapes versus adhesives, sealants and mechanical devices including no holes or punctures, ease of use, less mess, among other benefits.  Manufacturers of PST use several different constructions and combinations so the properties can be manipulated to provide benefits not found with other methods of seaming and sealing.  Furthermore, because PSTs are very customizable, seaming of “next generation” house wrap and even structural sheathing will become easier as these new products are launched.   Pressure sensitive tapes are both beneficial and essential in the installation and application of house wrap in creating the “building envelope”.  The importance has been recognized by the builders, installers and even code enforcement and regulatory bodies. 

Lisa Zierfuss
Product Manager, 
Shurtape Technologies, LLC
The Sticky Truth

Not all tapes are created equal! Different types of tape (whether they be foil, film, cloth or paper) serve different purposes. It’s important to understand not only how each tape will be used, but also how it’s expected to function. In this presentation, we will briefly discuss how and why HVAC tapes were developed, why UL listings are critical in certain applications, and how to match up the best tape for the job at hand.  We will also cover current market trends and where we see tape headed in the future.

Jon Namba
Namba Services Inc.

Pressure Sensitive Adhesives - From the Lab to the Floor

Jon will discuss the different types of flooring products that utilize PSA'S, subfloor preparation, ambient conditions, and rolling loads, as well as touch on other flooring related tape topics.

George Fischer
Manager, Health Safety and Environment, 
Pressure Sensitive Tape and the Building Code

During this section, Fischer will discuss building codes and its influences on the usage of pressure sensitive tape.

Tape Summit 2019 Media Sponsor:

Pressure Sensitive Tape Council
One Parkview Plaza, Suite 800
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60101
Phone: 1-630-544-5048
Email: info@pstc.org
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