Hot Melt Formulating Webinar

Posted on 2/26/2014 3:28:58 PM By ASC

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Webinar Time:

May 21, 2014 – 10:00AM EST (90 minutes) presentation plus Q&A session 

Session Description:

Hot melt adhesives offer a significant advantage for many applications and are finding new uses as innovations in process and materials drive growth. This webinar provides a solid foundation for formulating hot melt adhesives to optimize your products for desired application and performance characteristics.  A brief overview of markets, product types and applications will lead into additive selection, critical hot melt properties and application specific testing and conclude with Q&A session to address specific formulating needs of participants.     

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Key Topics/Objectives:

  • Learn how and where hot melt adhesives are used
  • Understand the performance requirements for processing and use
  • Review polymers used in hot melt formulations
  • Gain an understanding of how to modify base polymer properties with proper selection of tackifiers, modifiers and antioxidants
  • Chemical, mechanical and rheological properties as a function of polymer/additive choice
  • Current trends and innovations

Who Should Attend?

Those involved in the formulation, selection and use of hot melt adhesives and want a better understanding of how to maximize performance for specific hot melt applications including:

  • Sales and Marketing professionals to gain an overview of the markets and potential of hot melt adhesives
  • Chemists & Formulators looking to optimize performance and drive innovation
  • Research, Development and Engineering professionals who need to understand the fundamentals of hot melt adhesives
  • Product Managers
  • Design Engineers involved in the selection and use of adhesives in product assembly

Expert Presenters:

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Amanda Schmit, Sr. Scientist -HB Fuller

Dr. Amanda Schmit holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.  She is currently a Senior Scientist II in the Americas Hot Melt Product Development group at H.B. Fuller with a focus on EoL packaging.  She has worked on packaging, hygiene and tape and label projects during her 3 years at H.B. Fuller.

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Seth Urtel, Scientist II – Hot Melt Technology -HB Fuller

Seth Urtel earned his Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He currently works in the Americas Hot Melt Hygiene group at H.B. Fuller. In his 3 years with the company he has worked mainly on nonwoven projects but also packaging and medical application projects.


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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*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!

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