November 27-29, 2000



The earliest adhesives were resinous materials derived from plants and animals and found most of their applications in bonding paper and wood where only a temporary bond was required or where high strength was not needed. Modern day adhesives, however, have become indispensable for high performance applications such as military aircraft where durability and light weight are primary concerns. In another vein, adhesives for bio-medical applications are one of the most demanding uses of adhesive technology and also one of the most promising for treating bone fractures and other wounds. In addition to these high tech applications, adhesives remain as a bulwark of our modern economy where they are used in everything from cereal boxes to composite materials for the construction industry. The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum for discussion of various ramifications of the myriad adhesive formulations now available. Primary focus will be on the dissemination of the latest information available and the cross-pollination of ideas. Additionally, this symposium is organized to serve as a venue for the mutual and fruitful interaction among participants for the furthering of scientific, professional and practical interests.

SESSION I: MONDAY Nov. 27, 2000


8:35 - 9:05: Pressure-sensitive Adhesives: Factors Controling the Peel Forces from Silicone Release Liners; James S. Tonge, Glenn V. Gordon, Michael S. Owen and Michael J. Owen; Dow Corning Corporation, 2200 W. Saltzburg Road, Auburn, MI 48611

9:05 - 9:35: Factors Affecting Performance of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives; Jaykumar (Jay) Shah; Scapa Tapes North America, 746 Gotham Parkway, Carlstadt, NJ 07072

9:35 - 10:05: Improving Tack of Polyurethane Adhesives by Adding Rosin Resin as Internal Tackifier; F. Arán-Aís, A.M. Torró-Palau, A.C. Orgilés-Barceló; INESCOP, Footwear Research Institute, 03600 Elda, Alicante, Spain; T.P. Ferrándiz-Gomez, J.M. Martín-Martínez; Adhesion and Adhesives Laboratory, University of Alicante, 03080 Alicante, Spain

10:05 - 10:30: COFFEE BREAK

10:30 - 11:00: Polyurethane Dispersions for Adhesive Applications; Jeffrey Dormish and Reiner Witkowski*; Bayer Corporation, 100 Bayer Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205; *Bayer AG, Dormagen, Germany

11:00 - 11:30: Switchable Adhesives; Ludwik Liebler; ELF-ATOCHEM/CNRS, UMR 167, 95 Rue Danton B.P. 108, 92303 Levallois Cedex, FRANCE

11:30 - 12:00: Contamination Insensitive UV Curable Adhesives Part II; Russ Crook and Diane Guilfoyle1; Lucent Technologies Microelectronics Group, 9999 Hamilton Boulevard, Breinigsville, PA 18031-9359; 1) Corning Incorporated, SP-PRO1, Coming, NY 14831

12:00 - 1:30: LUNCH

SESSION II: Monday Nov. 27, 2000

1:30 - 2:00: Novel Donor/Acceptor Chemistry for High-Performance Adhesives; Osama Musa; National Starch and Chemical, 10 Finderne Avenue, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

2:00 - 2:30: High Temperature Structural Adhesive Polymers; Naim Akmal1 and Arthur M. Usmani2; 1) Union Carbide Technical Center, South Charleston, WV 25303

2) ALTFC USA, Indianapolis, IN 46250

2:30 - 3:00: Reworkable Underfills Development, Processing and Reliability; Lawrence Crane, Afranio Torres and Erin Yaeger; Loctite Corporation, 1001 Trout Brook Crossing, Rocky Hill, Ct 06067; R. Wayne Johnson; Laboratory for Advance Electronic Packaging, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

3:00 - 3:30: COFFEE BREAK

3:30 - 4:00: Cyanoacrylates in Medicine; Ibraheem T. Badejo; Closure Medical Corporation, Raleigh, NC 27616

4:00 - 4:30: Tissue Adhesives and Sealants Applied by in situ Polymerization Processes; Arthur J. Coury; Genzyme Corp., 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139-1562

4:30 - 5:00: Why Adhesives Decrease Capillary Flow Rates in Lateral Flow Immunoassays? - a Materials Science Problem in Biotechnology; Bruce Eu and Larry Salvati; Abbott Laboratories, D-9FT AP20, 100 Abbott Park, Abbott Park, IL 60064-6105

5:00 - 5:30: Adhesives in Leather Industry - Perspectives for the Changing Needs; C. Saikumar; Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai 600 020, INDIA

SESSION III: Tuesday Nov. 28, 2000

8:30 - 9:00: 1-Part Polyurethanes for Fingerjointing Softwoods; Jeffrey T. Fields, Stephanie A. Stirn and Douglas A. Lange; Franklin International, 2020 Bruck St, Columbus, OH 43207

9:00 - 9:30: Effect of the Crystalline Interphase on the Adhesion of Polyurethane to Aluminum; Jangsoon Kim and Earle Ryba; Deptartment of Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802

9:30 - 10:00: Aluminium Surfaces with Non-Adhesion Properties; Ralf Frenzel1, Sylvia Schmidt1, Dieter Pleul1, Michael Thieme2, and Frank Simon1; 1) Institute of Polymer Research, Hohe Straße 6, D-01069 Dresden; 2) University of Technology Dresden, Institute of Materials Science, D-01062 Dresden

10:00 - 10:30: COFFEE BREAK

10:30 - 11:00: Exploring Isocyanate / Lignocellulosic Composite Adhesion; Joseph J. Marcinko; Huntsman Polyurethanes, 286 Mantua Grove Road, West Deptford, NJ 08066

11:00 - 11:30: Latex Particle Microchemistry and Macroionics, Determined by Spectroscopic Imaging (ESI-TEM) and Scanning Electric Potential Microscopy; Fernando Galembeck; Instituto de Quimica, UNICAMP, C.P. 6154, 13083-970 Campinas(SP), BRAZIL

11:30 - 12:00: Applications of Variable Frequency Microwave (VFM) On Adhesives; E. Siores1, H. S. Ku1, J. A. R. Ball2, and M. MacRobert1; 1) Industrial Research Institute Swinburne (IRIS), Swinburne University of Technology (SUT), Henry Street, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia.; 2) Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering, University of Southern Queensland (USQ), West Street, Toowoomba, 4350 Australia.

12:00 - 1:30: LUNCH

SESSION IV: Tuesday Nov. 28, 2000

1:30 - 2:00: Mechanics of the Surface Topography Effects in Adhesion; Erol Sancaktar; Dept. of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-0301

2:00 - 2:30: Phosphonic Acids to Functionalize Titania Surfaces. Synthesis and Formation of Ultrathin Surface Films; Ralf Frenzel1, Dieter Pleul1, Hans-Jürgen Adler2, and Frank Simon1; 1) Institute of Polymer Research, Hohe Straße 6, D-01069 Dresden, GERMANY; 2) University of Technology Dresden, Institute of Polymer and Textile Chemistry, D-01062 Dresden, GERMANY

2:30 - 3:00: Combined Thermodynamic / Monte-carlo Modeling of the Adhesive Bond Formation in a Microporous System; Freddy Romm1 , Oleg Figovsky2 and V. Karchevsky1; 1) POLYMATE Ltd., POB 73, Migdal Emek, 10550 Israel; 2) EUROTECH Ltd., 10306 Eaton Pl., Suite 220, Fairfax, VA 22030

3:00 - 3:30: COFFEE

3:30 - 4:00: Acousto-Ultrasonic NDE of Thick Hybrid Composites; Valery F. Godinez-Azcuaga1, Richard D. Finlayson1, Ronnie K. Miller1, and Basavaraju B. Raju2;

1) Physical Acoustics Corporation, 195 Clarksville Road, Princeton Junction NJ 08550-5303

2) U,S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Warren MI 48397-5000

4:00 - 4:30: Effect of Adhesion Promoters on the Wet Adhesive Strength of Epoxy to Glass; Donna M. Narsavage-Heald1 and Raymond A. Pearson2; 1) Department of Chemistry, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA; 2) Materials Science and Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

4:30 - 5:00: Recent Examples for the Application of Excimer Laser Methods in the Field of Adhesion; Erol Sancaktar; Dept. of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-0301