Helping You Formulate

Adhesion Science For Formulators

27th February 2019, East Midlands, UK

A one-day interactive training course, “Practical Adhesion Science for Formulators” is especially relevant to formulators in a number of industries including adhesives, coatings, paints and packaging. It will also be of interest to formulators working in other industries.

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.

For a short taster of the course contents, take a look at our webinar recording here.

You can also download the flyer for this course here.

The outline programme is as follows:

Begins: 09.00

Ends: 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

Registration Details

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£449 + VAT per person for registrations received after 4th January 2019.

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Adhesion Science for Formulators will be held at the Jury’s Inn Hotel, East Midlands Airport, UK. The location is convenient for road (M1), mainline rail (East Midlands Parkway) and air (European and UK) connections. Further details on the venue and travel connections can be found here.