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Tape Academy

At Tape Week 2022, you will have the unique opportunity to take in-person advantage PSTC Tape Academy, a leading venue for PSA tape education taught by experienced faculty. Offered through the Adhesives & Advanced Technologies of PSA Tape course and the new Fundamentals of PSA Tape Applications in Industry Verticals course, Tape Academy at Tape Week 2022 is appropriate for those working in sales and customer service, as well as entry-level technical staff and those new to the tape industry in any field of work.

Fundamentals of PSA Tape Applications in Industry Verticals

This class covers an overview of key descriptions and performance terms of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive tapes. It also reviews two major application areas: the Building & Construction and the Transportation market spaces. It provides an ideal description of these two applications and explores why and how PSA tapes are used in these market spaces. An overview of technical terms will be presented, but the class will focus mostly on these applications. 

Who should attend?

  1. Sales and customer service people, as well as entry-level technical staff and those new to the tape industry in any field of work
  2. Those that are interested in learning more about PSA tape use in the Building & Construction and Transportation verticals
  3. Those focused on sales and marketing of PSA tape use in these verticals
  4. Companies that may not have focused on these verticals but are interested in learning more about opportunities
  5. Companies that may already have a mature line of products in these verticals but would like to improve their knowledge
  6. Individuals that may have shifted job responsibilities, department or role within their company
  7. Individuals seeking personal development and proof of course attendance to add to resume

Segment #1 – Fundamentals Overview

This class covers a basic overview of all the key technology areas of PSA Tape, in a classroom setting. It provides an ideal introduction to the industry, with much less technical content than our other classes. 

Instructor – Lars Kilian

Segment #2 – Transportation Vertical

The student gets a broad overview of the different PSA/tape solutions that are used in the transportation industry by means of many concrete examples, sketches, and pictures. Representing many markets, a special focus is placed on the automobile and its supplier industry. By using comprehensive application examples, the student gets an understanding of the specification process of PSA, the meaning of specification limits, and its impact on the application. Transportation Module –  PSA in the Transportation Vertical

Instructor – Andreas Meier

Segment #3 – Building & Construction Vertical

This segment will provide an overview of the end-use of PSAs that are predominantly marketed for use in exterior and interior applications in residential and commercial buildings.  
The topics that will be covered include the value and benefits tapes contribute to building structures, their composition, and functionality, safety, reduced energy consumption, reduced long-term preventive maintenance as well as typical standards to meet building codes. Building & Construction Module – Fundamentals of PSA in the Building & Construction Vertical

Instructor – Abboud Mamish

Adhesives & Advanced Technologies (In-person)

This class discusses polymer technology as it relates to PSA Tapes with a detailed technical discussion of polymer properties, adhesive types, chemistries and properties, surface science, theories of adhesion, and other topics designed to give a detailed technical understanding of the science of PSA Tapes.

Who should attend?
This course contains the greatest amount of technical detail of the series and is intended primarily for technical professionals. It provides a complementary set of topics to the Manufacturing and Testing course.


Monday, May 2

Adhesives & Advanced Technologies of PSA Tape Course

Tuesday, May 3

Adhesives & Advanced Technologies of PSA Tape Course & Lunch

Fundamentals of PSA Tape Applications in Industry Verticals Course

Click here to see the full Tape Week 2022 schedule of events organized by registration track type.