CALL FOR PAPERS

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON

POLYMER SURFACE MODIFICATION:

RELEVANCE TO ADHESION

To be held June 20-22, 2005

NOVOTEL, Toronto Centre, Toronto, CANADA

This symposium continues the tradition set by the first in the series entitled: "Polymer Surface Modification: Relevance to Adhesion" which was held in Las Vegas, NV, 1993. As with its predecessors, this symposium will be concerned with the technological areas where surface modification is a key technology which allows for the processing and manufacture of products which would otherwise be unobtainable. Proper adhesion characteristics are vital to the success of any practical implementation of polymer materials. Though polymers are generally not very adherent, proper surface modification can result in greatly improved adhesion without altering bulk properties. This symposium is organized to bring together scientists, technologists and engineers interested in all aspects of polymer surface modification, to review and assess the current state of knowledge, to provide a forum for exchange and cross-fertilization of ideas and to define problem areas which need intensified efforts.

The invited speakers have been selected so as to represent widely differing disciplines and interests, and they hail from academic, governmental and industrial research laboratories. This meeting is planned to be a truly international event both in geographic coverage as well as in spirit. The technical program will contain both invited overviews and contributed original research papers.

AMONG THE TOPICS TO BE COVERED ARE:

SURFACE MODIFICATION TECHNIQUES

  • Plasma, ultraviolet, corona and laser irradiation
  • Ion beam and flame processing
  • Mechanical roughening
  • Monolayer deposition, grafting and wet chemical


POLYMER SURFACE MODIFICATION FOR ADHESION IMPROVEMENT OF:

  • Metal layers (metallized plastics)
  • Organic coatings, inks, composites, microorganisms


APPLICATIONS AND SURFACE CHARACTERIZATION

  • Packaging, composites, biological implants
  • Microelectronics, aerospace, marine... etc.
  • All methods for characterization of surface chemistry and morphology, (ESCA, SIMS, AFM ...etc)
This symposium is being organized by MST Conferences, LLC under the direction of Dr. K. L. Mittal, Editor, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology. A special issue of JAST is planned for this symposium and further details will be provided in due course. Please notify the conference chairman of your intentions to present a paper as early as possible. An abstract of about 200 words should be sent by February 28, 2005 to the conference chairman by any of the following methods:

E-mail: rhl@mstconf.com

FAX: 212-656-1016

Regular mail:

Dr. Robert H. Lacombe

Conference Chairman

3 Hammer Drive

Hopewell Junction, NY 12533



Contact by phone: 845-897-1654; 845-227-7026




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