Adhesives, Sealants & Coatings

Organofunctional Silane Adhesion Promoters (Part 1): Fundamentals
Speaker: Dr. Andreas Wolf
Registration Fee: Members: 249 US$
Non-Members: 249 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~60 Min
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Description: Adhesion promoters, or coupling agents, act as molecular bridges at the interface between a polymer and a substrate to enhance adhesion between the two materials. The type of adhesion promoters considered in this webinar are difunctional or multifunctional reactive silanes that contain both organofunctional and hydrolyzable groups. These organosilanes are applied as primers to the substrate or are added to the adhesive or sealant formulation in order to achieve self-priming adhesion characteristics. The art and technology of adhesion promotion resides in the chemical design of the adhesion promoter molecule based on its affinity for the substrate and for the applied adhesive or sealant. When formulated into an adhesive or sealant, multiple (and competing) reaction and diffusion mechanisms have a major influence on the effectiveness of the adhesion promoter. Ideally, the interfacial bridge formed by the adhesion promoter will improve the initial joint strength and prevent delamination of the adhesive or sealant from the substrate, even when exposed to water or other weathering influences. This Part 1 webinar will cover What are Coupling Agents?, Why use them as Adhesion Promoters?, Types of Organofunctional Silane Coupling Agents, Basic Silane Coupling Chemistry, Adhesion Promoting Mechanisms, Primer – the 'Go-Between' – Different Concepts
Speaker: Dr. Wolf is an Independent Technical consultant, working with companies on the science and technology of sealants and adhesives. He has extensive knowledge especially in insulating glass and structural glazing applications. He is currently the chairman of ISO TC59/SC8. In July 2015, he retired from Dow Corning as a Senior Scientist focused on Standardization, Technical Application Support and Technology Gatekeeping for Global High Performance Building Solutions.

Organofunctional Silane Adhesion Promoters (Part 2) : Use
Speaker: Dr. Andreas Wolf
Registration Fee: Members: 249 US$
Non-Members: 249 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~60 MIn
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Description: Adhesion promoters, or coupling agents, act as molecular bridges at the interface between a polymer and a substrate to enhance adhesion between the two materials. The type of adhesion promoters considered in this webinar are difunctional or multifunctional reactive silanes that contain both organofunctional and hydrolyzable groups. These organosilanes are applied as primers to the substrate or are added to the adhesive or sealant formulation in order to achieve self-priming adhesion characteristics. The art and technology of adhesion promotion resides in the chemical design of the adhesion promoter molecule based on its affinity for the substrate and for the applied adhesive or sealant. When formulated into an adhesive or sealant, multiple (and competing) reaction and diffusion mechanisms have a major influence on the effectiveness of the adhesion promoter. Ideally, the interfacial bridge formed by the adhesion promoter will improve the initial joint strength and prevent delamination of the adhesive or sealant from the substrate, even when exposed to water or other weathering influences. This Part 2 webinar will cover Concept of Self-Priming Formulations: Pros & Cons, Important Factors for Silane Adhesion Promoter Efficacy,Diffusion, Interaction with Surfaces (Example: Plastic Adherends), Exemplary Uses of Silane Adhesion Promoters in Self-Priming Formulations, (Old and New Ways of) Overcoming Specific Adhesion Challenges, Recent Advances Enabling New Product Offerings etc.
Speaker: Dr. Wolf is an Independent Technical consultant, working with companies on the science and technology of sealants and adhesives. He has extensive knowledge especially in insulating glass and structural glazing applications. He is currently the chairman of ISO TC59/SC8. In July 2015, he retired from Dow Corning as a Senior Scientist focused on Standardization, Technical Application Support and Technology Gatekeeping for Global High Performance Building Solutions.

Formulating Strategies for Adhesive Development
Speaker: Thomas Kauffman
Registration Fee: Members: 249 US$
Non-Members: 249 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~60 MIn
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Description: When confronting a new business opportunity that requires a formulation challenge, where do we begin? What things need to be considered? What tools are available? By drawing on case studies and well-established formulation optimization techniques such as Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), and Experimental Design (DOE) this presentation will attempt to provide a framework for improving formulation efficiency and success rate. This webinar will cover topics: Understand how to approach a product development formulation challenge, Understand the tools that are available to guide formulation, Review examples/case studies of successful formulation development, Improve product development efficiency and effectiveness
Speaker: Thomas Kauffman has over 30 years’ experience in the adhesive and sealants industry. Currently working as Research Fellow II in Hygiene Adhesives Technology Development, he has held past roles in Product Development, Management, Marketing, and Quality. He obtained a M.S. in Polymer Science and Engineering from Lehigh University and a M.B.A. from University of Minnesota and is an inventor on over 30 US granted patents with over 10 additional patents pending.

Moisture Cured, One Component, Reactive Polyurethane Adhesives
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Marcinko
Registration Fee: Members: 150 US$
Non-Members: 250 US$
Premium Member: FREE
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: Moisture cured, one component, reactive polyurethane (PU) adhesives are formulated using an isocyanate and amorphous and crystalline polyols of varying composition which are reacted to form a polyurethane prepolymers. These prepolymers can be liquid or they can be solid at room temperature. If they are solid at room temperature, they are considered reactive hot melt adhesives. All reactive PU adhesives contain residual isocyanate functionality that is reactive with moisture that comes from the atmosphere and/or the surface to be bonded. Reactive PU adhesives contain catalysts to promote the moisture cure and also contain other additives to control rheology, open time and strength of the resulting polyurethane polymer. The choice of polyols, based on performance requirements is an important factor in formulating any polyurethane system. Designing reactive, one component adhesives is no different. Understanding how isocyanate and polyol structure affect reactivity and the physical properties of the formulated adhesive is an important aspect of formulation, which this webinar is intended to provide. The presentation includes: An introduction to adhesive considerations, Comparison of PUR adhesive systems, the chemistry of isocyanates and polyols, Formulating from a Structure / Property perspective, Summary of important concepts
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Marcinko, Principal Scientist and President of Polymer Synergies LLC Dr. Marcinko has over 30 years of industrial R&D, research management, and academic experience. His interests and expertise are in the areas of polyurethane chemistry, bio-polymers, adhesion science, wood composites, polymer characterization, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and polymer structure-property relationships. He is an adjunct professor and a developer of industrial short courses related to polyurethane and polymer chemistry and industrial problem solving. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 50 publications, and has 9 patents and 7 patents pending.

Controlling Adhesion in 3D Printing: A Material Science Perspective
Speaker: Prof. Mark Dadnum
Registration Fee: Members: 249 US$
Non-Members: 249 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~60 Min
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Description: 3D Printing offers new opportunities to fabricate prototypes, models, and is expanding into the consumer market. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, offers a method to produce incredibly complex components directly from a computer-aided design (CAD) model. Unfortunately, the layered nature of the fabrication process results in anisotropic properties and performance that are dominated by interfaces that are formed during production. The expansion of 3D printing will require the development of materials, methods, and techniques to strengthen these interfaces in a highly controlled manner. This webinar will discuss methods to realize this improvement of interfaces, discuss potential uses and markets for 3D printing and the potential role of interfacial modifiers and adhesives in this endeavor. The presentation content includes: # To learn the benefits and potential limitations of 3D printing; # Provide insight into the importance of interfaces and potential role of Adhesives in 3D Printing; # Develop understanding of Opportunities to use 3D Printing in manufacturing
Speaker: Mark Dadmun received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts working with Prof. M. Muthukumar in Polymer Science and Engineering. He subsequently was awarded a National Research Council Post-doctoral Fellowship, which was completed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology working with Dr. Charles Han. Prof. Dadmun then joined the faculty of the Chemistry Department at the University of Tennessee, where he is now a Full Professor. His current appointments include Joint Faculty at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Chemical Science Division and Founding Director of the Soft Materials Research in Tennessee (SMART) Center.

How Plasma & Flame Surface Treating Improve Surface Wettability & Adhesion
Speaker: Wilson Lee
Registration Fee: Members: 249 US$
Non-Members: 249 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~60 Min
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Description: Plasma surface treating is an emerging green technology for leading manufacturers tasked with assembling and decorating plastics, composites, glass and metals. It is a powerful, yet relatively inexpensive technology that is used by both Fortune 100 companies and small operations to improve bond strength, product quality and throughput. Attendees will learn how plasma & flame treating increases surface energy, improves surface wettability and promotes bonding by cleaning, etching & functionalizing surfaces. The objectives include: # Learn how plasma & flame surface treating compare to other surface preparation methods; #Learn about three distinct surface modifications imparted by the plasma treating process: cleaning, etching and functionalizing; #Learn about common and unique industrial applications for plasma & flame treating
Speaker: As Director of Business Development for Enercon Industries Corporation, Wilson Lee uses his technical and business expertise to advance plasma and flame surface treating technologies for use in new applications and markets. Wilson earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from Clemson University. Over the last twelve years he has worked with a variety of surface modification technologies including plasma, flame, low pressure plasma, CO2 cleaning, Teflon dispersion, and plasma deposition for plastics and composite materials. Wilson holds two patents and introduced over 20 new plastic parts, assemblies and composites to OEMs. As an advocate of education, Wilson has conducted training seminars for engineers on plasma and flame surface treating technologies and applications. In addition, Wilson has spoken at numerous conferences and events about modern surface monitoring, surface testing, and bonding applications. The combination of his technical expertise and business acumen make him a great resource for businesses looking for insights on leveraging surface treating technology to improve surface adhesion of inks, adhesives, paints and coatings.

Architects and Adhesives- A Perspective on Designing the House of the Future
Speaker: Prof. Joe Wheeler
Registration Fee: Members: 249 US$
Non-Members: 249 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~60 Min
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Description: The FutureHAUS research proposes the future of how we will build and how we will live in the digital age. The research team proposes that in the future homes will be manufactured much like cars and will fully engage CNC processes for fabrication. The industrialized process provides the quality control necessary to integrate advanced smart technologies in homes but also improves efficiency in the construction process. The team also explores the future of smart technology in the home and how we will ultimately interface with it. The presentation will provide an overview of this research and address how, in the proposed prefabrication and manufacturing process, adhesives are becoming the "hardware" of the future. Objectives: # How the manufacturing process of homes will change; # Transport of the modular units requires a different adhesive challenges; #The efficiency of a new Smart home and how to interface with it
Speaker: Joe Wheeler is a professor of architecture at Virginia Tech, co-director of the university's Center for Design Research, and a globally recognized innovator in the areas of housing industrialization, environmental sustainability, and technology integration. As leader of Virginia Tech's FutureHAUS project, Wheeler has spent over a decade helping student researchers and industry, government, and academic partners explore solutions to the world's global housing challenges. Through FutureHAUS, Wheeler guides students in applied research that also engages industry partners in how to make homes more smart, efficient, affordable, and sustainable to meet the needs of the world's diverse, fast-growing population. His areas of expertise include smart home technology; the use of modular and industrialized processes in homebuilding; energy efficiency and green innovation in homebuilding; housing accessibility for diverse age groups and aging populations; and the engineering of "flex spaces" for smaller homes that still deliver on occupants' needs. Wheeler's teaching and research has long focused on the areas of environmental and sustainable design. He has lead Virginia Tech's interdisciplinary Solar Decathlon projects in 2005, 2009 and 2010 and 2018 to build the world's best solar home. The 2010 Virginia Tech entry, Lumenhaus, won first place overall in the international competition in Madrid, Spain, as well as the first national Honor Award for a university from the American Institute of Architects. Most recently, further validating his future building concept, his FutureHAUS Dubai won first place overall in the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East. In 2016 he was received the HIVE 100 Award as one of the top innovators in housing in the country by Builder Magazine. Other awards include a national design honor award from the AIA, the NCARB Prize for creative collaboration between the academy and the profession, the Virginia Society AIA Research Prize, and the Xcaliber University Prize for Excellence in Outreach. He has offered testimony before Congress regarding national energy issues and worked with U.S. international government agencies on issues of sustainability, affordable housing, disaster relief, and modular construction.

Rheological Properties of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA)
Speaker: Dr. David Yarusso
Registration Fee: Members: 249 US$
Non-Members: 249 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~60 Min
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Description: Would you like to better understand what it takes for a material to be an effective pressure sensitive adhesive? You have probably seen dynamic mechanical properties of adhesive but how do you measure them and what do they mean? What properties should you look at when trying to balance tack, holding power, and cohesive strength? This webinar will help answer these questions. Objectives: # Learn the meaning of dynamic mechanical property terms and how they are measured. # Understand the key mechanical property requirements of pressure sensitive adhesives. # Learn the key polymer design and formulation handles to control rheological properties.
Speaker: David Yarusso received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1983 where his research focused on structure-property relationships of polymers. He joined 3M the same year and worked in several divisions and staff laboratories during his career, developing an expertise in the understanding of pressure sensitive adhesives. He finished his career as a corporate scientist and is recently retired and has started a consulting and teaching company. He has published several papers during his career including one on modeling the relationship between rheological properties and peel performance of pressure sensitive adhesives.