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2024 Formulation Strategies Short Course

2024 Formulation Strategies Short Course

Monday, April 15, 2024 to Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Omni Louisville Hotel  400 South 2nd Street Louisville, KY 40202

* Registration open until 3/29/24 at 12:00 AM (EST)

Event Details

Co-located with the 2024 Convention & EXPO is a two day Formulation Strategies Short Course. that takes place April 15-16, 2024.

Successful adhesive development; from design to production, requires a clearly developed business case with a performance goal, rigorous formulating protocol using a complex list of ingredients and an understanding of scale up, production and end use conditions.  This short course will deliver a comprehensive fundamental platform, highlighted through industry case studies to increase your understanding of the best practices and programs one needs to design, formulate, evaluate and launch new or enhanced adhesives via intensive instruction and case studies.

The Formulators Tool box and additional, valuable strategies shared in the course will enhance the ability to assess supply chain options, deliver quality products from production at a cost defined from the well-crafted business case.  This course is designed with regards to robust formula development  through product launch; regardless of technology type, chemistry or market application.

Who should attend:
The course is suitable for a wide range of technical participants including entry level personnel to experienced senior technicians and PhD scientists who wish to formulate and troubleshoot effectively.  Staff from R&D, process development, manufacturing, quality control, tech service and applications who are developing products for a wide range of industries:  Transportation, packaging, building and construction, will find great value in fundamental and practical content within the 1.5 day course.

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NOTE: Short course participants are invited to join the industry at the Welcome Reception Monday evening April 15th and the EXPO on Tuesday night to network with the industry.

Registration Fees:
Short Course ONLY: ASC Member/End-User: $775 • Non-member: $1,185 • Student: $200
Short Course COMBO (Convention + Short Course): ASC Member/End-User: $1,125 (early bird rate) • Nonmember: $1,905 (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 16, 2024.  No refunds after March 29, 2024.

Please click on the REGISTER button above to register.

Omni Louisville Hotel  
400 South 2nd Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 1-888-44-OMNI (6664) reference the "ASC 2024 Annual Convention" 
Rate: $244 Single/Double 

Click here to make your hotel reservation!

Hotel Reservation Deadline:  March 12, 2024

This short course is a Green Course - all course materials will be  available for electronic download by attendees.

Please review tentative topics below.  If you are interested in presenting, please contact Mani Singh at

Tentative Program Topics

  • Formulator’s Toolbox

  • Design of Experiment

  • Polymer Structure Properties & Selection

  • Additives for Tack

  • Additives for Durability

  • Smart Tools for New Product Development

  • Surface Science – Treatments & Adhesion Promoters

  • Characterization

  • Fillers

  • Testing & Simulation

*presentation titles are subject to change