Practical Adhesion Science for Formulators

1 December 2016 09:00-16:00, Sheffield, United Kingdom

The course will once again be delivered by Professor Steven Abbott and will provide attendees with a set of principles which can be applied to real-life adhesion challenges. Attendees are not expected to be adhesion experts – some experience of product formulation and an interest in adhesion is all that is required.

Attendees will become familiar with the use of Steven Abbott’s adhesion apps(PracticalAdhesion, PracticalPSA) which are used in the course and are a powerful way to bring the key principles to life. The course will be interactive and include demonstrations. Attendees will receive full course materials on a memory stick.

The programme is as follows:

Thursday 1st December 2016: 09.00 – 16.00
  • Adhesion science in 30min – setting the scene
  • Surface tension, surface energy and why they’re not so important
  • Surface enhancement – myths and realities
  • All you need to know about polymers and rheology
  • Strong adhesion – from nails to tangles
  • Too much adhesion – how to make things worse
  • Light adhesion
  • Time-temperature equivalence and why it’s so  important
  • Strength through failure – pressure sensitives and hot melts
  • Undermining and avoiding adhesion – how to create it and how to avoid it
  • Putting theory into practice – a live session with your challenges
  • Summary
The Source Skills Academy Meadowhall

The Source Skills Academy Meadowhall , 300 Meadowhall Way, Sheffield, S9 1EA, United Kingdom

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iFormulate Ltd
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