Adhesive & Sealant Webinars & Courses

Comprehensive webinars and short courses aimed at training users, including design engineers and project engineers, on the technologies, chemistries, market uses, the latest developments, and more.

Sustainable Adhesives from Biobased Feedstocks & Biomimetic Chemistry

WEBINAR | August 28, 2024

Modern adhesives have excellent performance but create environmental issues owing to inabilities to debond substrates, hinderance of materials recycling, and contributions to ocean microplastics. The chemistry of adhesives in sea creatures, such as mussels and oysters, is guiding our efforts to develop new classes of sustainable materials. When combined with catechol chemistry from shellfish, both proteins and vegetable oils can provide the basis for new high-performance adhesives. Bond strengths can compare with epoxies, costs can be low, and precursors are already available on train scale scales. Fundamental studies of how sea creatures stick is now yielding adhesives that can be derived from fully sustainable feedstocks.

Thermal Interface Materials for EV Batteries

WEBINAR | October 16, 2024

The battery lifetime, the performance of charge and discharge and the thermal Runaway safety risk are some of the concerns that Thermal Interface Material (TIM) can address. To achieve an efficient thermal management during the vehicle operating life, a high thermal conductivity value is not sufficient, material properties as (1) adhesion strength, (2) coefficient of thermal expansion and (3) elastomeric modulus will secure the interface contact which is critical to reduce the interfacial thermal resistivity and maintain a stable heat flow during the battery pack lifetime. The change from the modular design (cell to pack) to structural pack design (cell to chassis) is addressed in the Webinar to highlight the importance of the design on the material selection. Indeed, the original design has seen a large adoption of Gap filler as TIM, the new design sees a shift to adhesive TIM…

On-Demand Adhesive & Sealant Webinars

ASC’s On-Demand Webinars cover diverse, relevant topics such as specific markets, technologies, chemistries, current research in periphery topics of adhesives adhesion and sealants. The content is designed to address needs and interests of both new and veteran professionals.

These highly informative recorded educational webinars are available for purchase and are delivered on ASC’s fundamental, non-commercial platform.

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Optimizing Supply Chain to Increase the Bottom Line

FREE Webinar featuring ChemQuest | Friday, June 7, 2024

The third in our four-part Operational and Manufacturing Excellence webinar series will share tips on “Optimizing Supply Chain to Increase the Bottom Line.” The webinar will focus primarily on methods and practices to improve overall supply chain efficiencies impacting performance (i.e., the bottom line) by looking at fully integrated supply chain tools…

Free Friday Webinar Series FULL LIBRARY

ASC’s FreeFridayWebinar Series are FREE for all to attend. These informative webinars include commercial product introductions from industry suppliers. They cover diverse raw materials and equipment needs for the adhesive & sealant industry.

The recorded commercial/product introduction webinars are available for FREE! You just need to register to watch.

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Polyurethanes

SHORT COURSE | April 15-16, 2024

Co-located with the 2024 Convention & EXPO in Louisville, KY.

Polyurethanes are one of the most versatile chemistries used in many adhesive applications due to their outstanding ability to bond a variety of substrates in both rigid and flexible applications. With versatility, however, comes complexity. Optimization of urethane technology is enhanced by a thorough understanding of the reactions between isocyanates, diols, chain extenders and the resulting morphology. This intensive two day short course will cover the chemistry and technology behind 1 and 2 part polyurethane adhesives and sealants including…

Formulation Strategies

SHORT COURSE | April 15-16, 2024

Co-located with the 2024 Convention & EXPO in Louisville, KY.

Successful adhesive development; from design to production, requires a clearly developed business case with a performance goal, rigorous formulating protocol using a complex list of ingredients and an understanding of scale up, production and end use conditions. This short course will deliver a comprehensive fundamental platform, highlighted through industry case studies to increase your understanding of the best practices and programs one needs to design, formulate, evaluate and launch new or enhanced adhesives via intensive instruction and case studies…

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