Waterborne adhesives are a logical choice for many end use applications where versatile and environmentally friendly solutions are desired. These low VOC (volatile organic compounds) adhesives are easily formulated to optimize performance for a wide variety of applications where water clean-up is important. This class will help you to select, design, apply and trouble shoot your adhesive package and ultimately add to your bottom line.
The two-day course reviews the base polymers used in waterborne adhesives today and how to formulate with additives for specific applications. Attendees will learn common methods of application as well as mechanical and rheological behavior of the adhesive before and after bonding.
Who Should Attend?
This course is designed to deliver fundamental knowledge of formulating and use of waterborne adhesive and is ideal for anyone involved with selecting, formulating and/ or implementing waterborne adhesive and sealant technology – chemists, application engineers, sales and marketing staff from manufacturers, raw material & equipment suppliers and consumer good companies that use adhesives and sealants.
Tentative Course Topics
Waterborne Market Overview
Assembly, Packaging and Construction Applications
Base Polymers Used in Waterborne Applications
Acrylic, VA/VAE emulsions, polyurethane dispersions and hybrids
Additives for Improving Properties
Tackifiers, plasticizers, surfactant, defoamers, rheology modifiers, antioxidants/stabilizers/biocides
Mechanical and Rheological Fundamentals and Characterization
The Waterborne Short Course is Co-located with WAC2021
Participants are invited to attend the Welcome Reception on April 19th at no additional charge to network with the industry.
Taught by Academic Partners, Industry Experts and Consultants
Course format allows for ample time for both panel and one on one discussions for valuable networking and maximum, relevant educations. Combined with full conference registration, this venue will fully enrich the new and veteran adhesive professional with foundations and innovations across markets and geography and networking of peers, suppliers and manufacturers.
Countdown to WAC2021
The World Adhesive & Sealant Conference in 2021 is the most important INTERNATIONAL event for stakeholders in the Adhesive and Sealant industry worldwide. WAC takes place only once every four years alternating between the United States, Europe and Asia.
In 2021 the event is being organized by The Adhesive & Sealant Council
The WAC Conference will feature exclusive keynote addresses and educational sessions featuring subject matter experts from around the world. Speakers will share their knowledge and expertise on the latest business and technology developments and innovations and opportunities in the adhesive and sealant markets. Call for Speakers Now Open
The World Adhesive EXPO is the adhesive and sealant industry's WORLD trade show, held only once every four years. Meet FACE to FACE with raw materials and service suppliers, distributors, and equipment manufacturers from around the world to discuss your needs and discover new products and services. EXCLUSIVE sponsorships are also available!
Held only once every four years, WAC is the premier international event to meet and network with industry professionals from around the world. NO OTHER event brings together this many adhesive and sealant suppliers, manufacturers, equipment companies, and end users in one place. WAC is indeed the place to be in 2021!
Don't Miss This Opportunity to Connect in 2021
with the Global Adhesive & Sealant Industry!
Opening Reception & Dinner
Attendees can look forward to an entertaining and GRAND 'Chicago Style' Opening welcoming the global adhesive & sealant community to WAC 2021 in the 'Windy City' followed by a reception and dinner.
Educational Programming for Technical & Business Staff
Adhesive & Sealant EXPO
The 2021 World Adhesive & Sealant EXPO brings together global suppliers, distributors, and equipment manufacturers to meet the ever-growing needs of the industry.
Exclusive Networking Events
2021 Innovation Awards
The 2021 ASC Innovation Awards recognize companies that have made efforts to differentiate and make significant impact in the marketplace. This year we focus on GLOBAL innovations! Be sure to join us as we announce the “2021 Innovation Award” winners.
Incredible SPONSORSHIP Opportunities for Companies
Chicago Entertainment & Fun Themed Activities
There's a little something for everyone in Chicago including world-class museums, Michelin-star restaurants, live shows in one of over 200 theaters, guided tours, sporting events, shopping and unmatched nightlife. LOTS of fun in store for attendees!
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