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BCT Lecture: Pressure Sensitive Adhesion and Geckskin™

Posted: January 30th, 2018

When:
April 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
2018-04-23T16:00:00-04:00
2018-04-23T17:15:00-04:00
Where:
UMass Design Building 170

Spring 2018 BCT Lecture Series
Speaker: Alfred J. Crosby, Professor Polymer Science & Engineering, UMass Amherst
Location: 170 Design Building
Adhesives are used widely in building construction and are prone to play an increasingly important role in future construction processes and structures as new materials and new standards are established. In this presentation, I will provide a brief review of the basic structure and properties of pressure sensitive adhesives, as well as an introduction to the Geckskin™ technology, which can sustain large forces, permit easy release, and be reused without loss in performance.
Free and open to the public. AIA CES credits are available.