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2023 Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Short Course

2023 Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Short Course

Monday, April 17, 2023 to Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Hyatt Regency New Orleans 601 Loyola Avenue New Orleans, LA 70113 Phone: 800-233-1234

Event Details

Co-located with the 2023 Convention & EXPO is a two day Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Short Course. that takes place April 17-18, 2023.


In-depth Knowledge of the Fundamentals and Latest Developments for Pressure Sensitive Adhesives

The Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA) Short Course is designed to offer an in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals and latest developments for pressure sensitive adhesives. Presented by industry experts, this course covers formulation strategies, based on application and performance requirements.

Learn how polymers, plasticizers, tackifiers and other additives are used for optimized processing and enhanced properties. Learn about the current methods of characterization including rheology, tack/shear test methods and details of PSA production. Gain an insight into the innovation and sustainability efforts in the PSA technology.

NOTE: Short course participants are invited to join the industry at the Welcome Reception Monday evening April 17th and the EXPO on Tuesday night to network with the industry.

Registration Fees:
Short Course ONLY: ASC Member/End-User: $775 • Non-member: $1,150 • Student: $200
Short Course COMBO (Convention + Short Course): ASC Member/End-User: $1,125 (early bird rate) • Nonmember: $1,850 (early bird rate)

NOTE: if you are registering for the convention and the short course you MUST select the 'Convention Combo Fee' to register for the convention at the discounted rate.
*Early bird combo rates expire on February 17, 2023.

Please click on the REGISTER button above to register.


This short course is a Green Course - all course materials will be distributed on flash drives as well as available for electronic download by attendees.

Madelyn Bekker
Madelyn Bekker Global Technology Advisor Wax Rheology Application ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Michael Berlin
Michael Berlin Technical Sales Manager Elementis
Paul Beymore
Paul Beymore Director R&D Sashco, Inc.
Robert Bielas, Ms
Robert Bielas, Ms Principal Materials Engineer Northrop Grumman
David Boerm II
David Boerm II Account Mgr ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Joshua Bosak
Joshua Bosak Director of Purchasing The Reynolds Company
Juan Cabrera
Juan Cabrera R&D Chemist Bostik Mexicana
Yanwei Cen
Yanwei Cen Manager, Research & Development RectorSeal
Marcos Gabriel Cortes Medina
Marcos Gabriel Cortes Medina S&T Engineer Owens Corning
Brian Gilbert
Brian Gilbert SALES TRINTERNATIONAL, INC. (TRI)
David Haluska
David Haluska VP Sales & Distribution The Reynolds Company
Stacey Henderson
Stacey Henderson R&D Chemist Tiarco-RST
Thomas Muller
Thomas Muller R&D Chemist Ona Polymers
Emilio Ortiz
Emilio Ortiz Sr. Polymer Chemist / Product Development Leader ONA Polymers LLC
Nuttanit Pramounmat
Nuttanit Pramounmat Senior Scientist Owens Corning
Stephanie Pruzinsky
Stephanie Pruzinsky Program Leader Owens Corning
Ulrich Schneider
Ulrich Schneider Senior Manager global Market Development Sasol Performance Chemicals
Alison Schultz
Alison Schultz Senior Scientist Owens Corning
Brian Shaeffer
Brian Shaeffer Scientist Owens Corning
Andrew Spoelstra
Andrew Spoelstra Chemist Sashco, Inc.
Kenneth Wayman
Kenneth Wayman R&D Quanex

Monday, April 17

  • PSA Technology & Chemistry - Mitch Blumenthal, Nekoosa Corporation
  • PSA Market Overview - Justine Hanlon, H.B. Fuller
  • Rheology - Ibrahim El-Hedok, MC Polymers
  • Testing - Dave Yarusso, Yarusso Consulting
  • Styrene Block Copolymer PSAs - Paul Dalley, TSRC
  • Sustainability Efforts in PSAs - Justine Hanlon, H.B. Fuller
  • PSA Hot Melt Formulations - Cristina Dejesus, Henkel
  • Waterborne PSAs-Formulating for Optimal Converting - Keith Andes, Arkema

NOTE: Short course participants are invited to join the industry at the Welcome Reception Monday evening April 17th and the EXPO on Tuesday night to network with the industry.

Tuesday, April 18

  • Emulsion PSAs - Raj Hariharan, Mapei
  • Acrylic PSAs - Lars Kilian, Bostik
  • Tackifiers - Ryan Calton, Kraton
  • Medical Adhesives - Kiu-yuen Tse, 3M
  • Silicone Release Liners for PSAs - Benjamin Niu, Dow