PSTC Announces Recipient of the 2011 Carl Dahlquist Award
PSTC named Timothy E. Long, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemistry, Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute, Virginia Tech, recipient of its coveted 2011 Carl Dahlquist Award. The award is named for innovator Dahlquist who developed the Dahlquist criterion of tack, determining the modulus value of a material necessary for it to be low enough and tacky enough to be considered a pressure sensitive adhesive.
PSTC presents the Dahlquist Award to one speaker during its annual technical conference who, following the evaluation of a panel of judges, demonstrates the very best in research relating to adhesive tape technology. The selection covers a range of criteria, concentrating on originality and scientific contribution, but also includes presentation and quality of visuals.
Long presented “Polyesters for Sustainable Adhesive Technologies: From PSAs to Thermoplastic Elastomers” at the PSTC TECH 34 technical seminar, May 11-13, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida.
Long’s paper was one of 25 during the three-day technical seminar, which was part of PSTC’s highly attended Week of Learning where the entire pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape industry channel was represented from adhesive manufacturers and suppliers to tape manufacturers, tape converters, associations and industry experts.