June 2014
Welcome to PSTC's Tape Brief
The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council is pleased to launch the PSTC Tape Brief, a new monthly communications vehicle designed to keep members apprised of PSTC educational activities, news and events
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Your Profile = Success
PSTC wouldn't exist if it wasn't for your drive and commitment to the pressure sensitive tape industry. Each year, PSTC's voice in the industry becomes more powerful and influential because of members like you. To ensure that you are participating to the best of your ability, please make sure your PSTC company profile is up-to-date. Be sure to include all of your participating employees in your company profile and encourage them to participate in PSTC activities.

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Call for PSTC Educator Positions
PSTC is pleased to extend a call for tape professionals to serve as educators and supporters of future PSTC educational programs. The role of PSTC educators is to serve as subject matter expert representatives for multiple sections of specific courses based upon the selected PSTC educational curriculum. We encourage you to consider nominating an individual from your company to serve in this capacity. Individuals who are interested in an educator role are asked to contact Michelle Miller at on behalf of the PSTC Education Committee.

Click here for more details about the position.
Recipient of PSTC's 2014 Carl Dahlquist award announced
PSTC named Scott R. Meyer, Senior Specialist - Product and Application Development Engineer, 3M Company, recipient of its coveted 2014 Carl Dahlquist Award. 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. Mr. Meyer presented Photovoltaic Module Rail Bonding with Acrylic Foam Tapes at the PSTC TECH 37 technical seminar, which took place April 28-May 2, 2014 in Nashville, TN.
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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.
In This Issue
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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