38th Munich Adhesives and Finishing Symposium
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The 38th Munich Adhesives and Finishing Symposium will take place from 28 to 30 October 2013. It is aimed at product and machinery manufacturers, formulators, users and end consumers of the adhesives, printing and converting industry. The event highlights the latest development trends and presents new raw materials, formulations and applications.
The organisers Stephan Hinterwaldner and Dr. Michael R.C. Gerstenberger have once again succeeded in putting together an interesting programme.
The highlights include presentations on specialist tapes with UV-acrylic hot melts and on “the causal relationship between pneumatic hand applicators and hot melt adhesives”. Other subjects under discussion are additives and what they can achieve in hot melts, the sustainable product design of adhesives and new bio-based solutions for tailoring reactive polyurethane hot melt properties. Speakers will also be considering topics such as biopolymeric coatings on fibre-based packaging, carbon nano-tubes as manageable components in adhesives and the dependence of die cutting behaviour on tackifier resins.
Further presentations include future-proof bonding with PO hot melts and a novel approach to extending the possibilities of hot melt acrylic formulation. The planned plenary lecture on the subject of hot melts, the most successful bonding technology of the last 50 years, will undoubtedly attract a great deal of interest from participants.