July 2014
New benefit for PSTC members - quarterly ITR Economic reports!
Starting with this issue of Tape Brief and in conjunction with ITR Economics, the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council is pleased to provide quarterly ITR� economic reports to PSTC members as a new benefit of membership! 
Since 1948, the ITR� has given business leaders the economic information, insight, analysis and proactive strategies they need to take advantage of opportunities, maximize profits, and avoid risks.

This issue's report is focused on employment sector winners and losers; state by state employment rates; Wiley's new publication, Prosperity in the Age of Decline (written by Brian and Alan Beaulieu); and more.

Click here for IRT's quarterly Economic Report.

PSTC Fall Executives Meeting keynote speaker focused on leadership 
Steve McClatchy, President, Alleer Training & Consulting, who will be Keynote Speaker at PSTC's Fall Executive Meeting (November 5-6 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, FL), discusses the difference between surviving and thriving in the sales world in a downloadable article available to readers of Tape Brief. McClatchy, who also authored Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress & Lead by Example, is a leading speaker and consultant focused on on helping companies and individuals improve performance and achieve outstanding results in the areas of Leadership, Performance, Personal Growth, and Work/Life Engagement.
RTM Program gaining momentum
As of July 8, 2014, over 20 tape manufacturing companies are engaged in PSTC's Responsible Tape Manufacturer (RTM) certification program. Multiple companies have already completed the rigorous certification process. PSTC's RTM program is uniquely comprehensive and recognizes good manufacturing practices as an integral part of the value that PSTC member tape companies bring to their customers. The program delivers quantifiable differentiation between RTM certified tape companies and all other tape producers globally. Says Wayne Helton, PSTC Board Past Chair, "When customers shop the world it is difficult to ascertain how product is being manufactured, but PSTC's RTM process helps members understand quality systems, environmental practices and; perhaps most importantly, how a company treats and manages its people."
Click here to read more about the RTM program.
PSTC TECH 38 Call for Papers
For more than 30 years, PSTC has presented the number one event for technical information exchange in the pressure sensitive adhesive tape industry. Researchers and developers worldwide will seek spots on the main platform at TECH 38, taking place May 11-15, 2015 at the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, MD. Selected authors will present the highlights of their work at the event, while full papers are printed in the TECH 38 seminar proceedings and posted to PSTC's web-based technical library. Topics will include ideas on processes, materials, technology, test methods, environmental issues, applications and more - all related to advancing the science of pressure sensitive adhesive tapes.

Would you like to submit a paper for TECH 38?
Please do so at

You must submit your abstract by August 31, 2014 to be considered.
Upcoming PSTC Events
September 15-17, 2014
Manufacturing and Testing of PSA Tapes
PSTC Training Center
Chemsultants International
Mentor, OH

October 14-15, 2014
Fundamentals of PSA Tape
Chicago, IL
Details coming soon. 

November 5-7, 2014
Fall Executives Meeting
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
Bonita Springs, FL

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