Carl Dahlquist Awards

The Carl Dahlquist Award is named for innovator Dahlquist, who developed the Dahlquist ”Criterion of Tack,” which determines if the modulus value of a material necessary is low enough and tacky enough to be considered a pressure sensitive adhesive. PSTC presents the Dahlquist Award to one speaker during its annual technical conference who, following the evaluation of a panel of judges, demonstrates the very best in research relating to adhesive tape technology. The selection covers a range of criteria, concentrating on originality and scientific contribution, but also includes presentation and quality of visuals.

PSTC President’s Award

The President’s Award recognizes and honors an outstanding volunteer(s) who has advanced PSTC mission and vision through their volunteer efforts by serving on a committee.


  • An individual that has demonstrated leadership, works towards building consensus amongst the committee and positively contributes to the meet the objectives outlined in the committee charter.
  • Successfully interacts with members of the committee, the board and staff.
  • Advances the mission and vision of PSTC through talent and service
  • Unselfishly gives his/her time and is dedicated towards the overall success of PSTC
  • Demonstrated measurable results of individual and/or group, committee task(s) that can be clearly contributed to the individual.

PSTC Hall of Fame

Criteria for the PSTC Hall of Fame changed in 2009, allowing for the induction of both currently employed and retired individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to PSTC and/or the PSA tape industry as a whole.

This year’s honorees were selected by the PSTC Hall of Fame Committee, which is comprised of a member of the Hall of Fame, a member of the PSTC Board of Directors and a PSTC member-at-large.

Hall of Fame members receive:

  • The retired inductee and partner, is PSTC’s guest at the meeting they receive the award
  • Lifetime membership with PSTC
  • Complimentary registration at all PSTC meetings
  • The Steuben crystal award signifying that they are Hall of Fame members of our industry