Adhesives 201 Webinar: Waterborne Formulating

Posted on 2/27/2014 4:35:24 PM By ASC

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May 14, 2014 – 10:00AM EST (90 minutes) + Q&A session 

Session Description:

An introduction to formulating waterborne adhesives to unlock their full potential and ultimately optimize your products for desired application and performance characteristics.  Whether your interests are to improve cost or performance, customize for application equipment, tighten specifications or market differentiation, this webinar will help you select and evaluate the best polymer and additive package for your needs. This shared knowledge, along with the opportunity to ask specific questions of our expert instructors, will educate participants in the selection and use of formulated waterborne adhesives for many applications.

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Key Topics/Objectives:

  • Get an introduction to waterborne adhesives
  • Explore polymers used in waterborne formulations
  • Gain an understanding of performance requirements in the wet state; tack and processing, and dry; adhesion/cohesion
  • Learn about chemical, mechanical and rheological properties as a function of polymer/additive package as well as application processes
  • Understand the benefits and limitations of each class of additives to guide proper selection
  • Discuss current trends and innovations

Who Should Attend? 

  • Those involved in the selection and use of waterborne adhesives, particularly those new to the field who want a better understanding of applications and chemistries
  • Research, Development and Engineering professionals who need to understand the fundamentals of waterborne adhesives
  • Nontechnical, Sales, Marketing and Product Managers who want an advanced understanding of the benefits of using waterborne adhesives in design, manufacturing and assembly
  • Design Engineers involved in the selection and use of adhesives in product assembly

Expert Presenter:

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Dave Horwat, Consultant to the Adhesives Industry

Dave Horwat is a technical consultant for the adhesives industry with over 40 years of experience in formulation and technical support of vinyl acetate polymers with Air Products and Chemicals and Wacker Polymers. In addition to packaging, Dave has worked in adhesive development for woodworking, automotive and insulation applications. He is the author of an industry standard training manual entitled, "Working with Vinyl Acetate Based Polymers" published by Air Products. Most recently, Dave has worked on the development of a computerized mathematical adhesive formulation system which theoretically models structure-property relationships of polymer dispersions using various compounding additives, resulting in the creation of a virtual adhesives laboratory.


ASC Members $179
Non-Members $199
ASC Member Corporate Rate: $449 (More than three attendees per line/Multi Office)
Non-Member Corporate Rate: $499 (More than three attendees per line/Multi Office)

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*Attend 3 paid webinars to be entered into an iPad drawing.

NEW Feature for 2014…

After registering for each webinar you will be given the opportunity to anonymously submit questions in advance so our experts can address your specific needs!

For questions, contact Connie Howe at (301) 986-9700 x104 or