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Dow Corning offers workshop at AWA Global Release Liner Conference

Published on 2007-02-28. Author : SpecialChem

MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, USA -- Dow Corning Corporation will offer a three-hour workshop on silicone release coatings at the 2007 Global Release Liner Industry Conference on Wednesday, March 28, at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, USA. This workshop is free to registered attendees at the conference.

Dow Corning technical service experts Lori Jones and Norm Kanar will lead Workshop A, which begins at 2 p.m. Topics will include:

  • A description of the role of formulation components and how they can affect performance
  • Trends in pressure sensitive release markets and how they have impacted recent development activities by market segment and by technology
  • How to formulate or select materials to provide the desired performance coatability, cure, release, and stability
  • Equipment for application of silicone release coatings

Jones, who has held technical service and development roles in pressure sensitive adhesives and release coatings for over 20 years, is an Associate Industry Scientist for Dow Corning's pressure sensitive adhesives industry. She authored the chapter on "Silicone Pressure Sensitive Adhesives" in Satas' Handbook of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Technology. In addition, she holds several patents in fluorosilicone release and other release technologies.

Norm Kanar is the Americas Area Market Manager for release coatings and pressure sensitive adhesives. In his 10 years with Dow Corning, Kanar has also served in Process Engineering and held manufacturing roles with Dow Corning's Specialty Chemicals Business. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and has a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan.

Dow Corning offers a comprehensive selection of innovative silicon-based adhesives, release coatings and crosslinkers. In addition to materials, the company provides supportive services and solutions tailored to the specific business needs of the pressure sensitive industry. To learn more contact us.

The Global Release Liner Industry Conference takes place March 28-30 and features a comprehensive program of papers and presentations provided by leading experts from both inside and outside the release liner industry. The conference program will cover a broad range of topics including market analysis, technological trends, merger and acquisition trends, and the latest industry updates.

Dow Corning provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicon-based technology and innovation that offers more than 7,000 products and services, Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning's annual sales are outside the United States.

Source: Dow Corning

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