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Plastics & Elastomers
The material selection platform
Plastics & Elastomers
Online Course

Plasticizers and Resins Selection for Adhesives & Coatings

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Thursday Sep 23, 2021

Smartly select plasticizers (non-phthalate, bio-based) & tackifiers/resins (hydrocarbon resins, rosin, rosin esters…) keeping in mind all the major aspects, i.e., performance, cost and regulatory concerns.

Leading expert, William D. Arendt will help you get an in-depth understanding of the various classes of plasticizers & resins and their mechanisms. He will also share a systematic selection procedure depending on your end-use requirements (adhesives, coatings, sealants...) with real-life examples.

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Presented By:
William D Arendt

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Methodology
Level: Intermediate

Next Session: Sep 23, 2021
10:00 a.m. (New York City)
4:00 p.m. (Paris)

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Why should you attend?

Mounting regulatory concerns (non-phthalate, low VOC) keep limiting the standard choices of plasticizers & tackifiers/resins available for use. Furthermore, the desire to lower costs and find alternatives (bio-based, natural feedstock) is adding pressure for formulators to choose plasticizers & tackifiers carefully.

But, the selection can be tricky. Because it is not possible to test all the alternatives from the huge offerings to find the ones that will match your formulations and end-use requirements at the economic cost. Join this course to:

  1. Select the right plasticizer & tackifier/resin for adhesives, coatings & sealants among the various materials available keeping in mind the regulatory concerns.

  2. Learn how to translate your test results into measuring compatibility of your plasticizers & tackifiers using theoritical (solubility parameters, Kraskopf’s radius, Flory Huggens interaction parameter...) and practical (loop test...) approach.

  3. Implement selection strategies with the expert’s help that will reduce cost without lowering performance (melt properties, wetting, adhesion, peel, tack, stability…).


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Who should attend?

This course is for Technologists, R&D, Formulators, Raw material suppliers, Manufacturers and End users of coatings, adhesives and sealants industry. However, technical management, production, and purchasing personnel can also benefit from it.

Course Outline

  1. Plasticizers
  2. a. Introduction
    • What does a plasticizer do?
    • Specific to applications (Waterborne adhesives, Latex caulk, Coatings, Sealants)

    b. Types Of Plasticizers & Why are They Necessary
    • General purpose types (DOP, DINP, DIDP…)
    • Specialty types (Chloroparaffins, Mineral oils, Acetates…)


  3. Plasticizers Selection
  4. a. Basic plasticizer requirements/considerations
    b. Standard process for evaluating plasticizers
    c. Measurement of compatibility
    d. Selection Criteria (performance, cost, regulatory status)
    e. Examples (general packaging adhesive, wood glue, roof adhesive…)

  5. Resins
  6. a. Introduction
    • What does a resin do?
    • Specific to applications (Adhesives, Caulk & Sealants, Process Aides, Inks)

    b. Types of Resins & Why are They Necessary
    • Hydrocarbon Resin: How are they made?
    • Rosin, Rosin Esters, Terpenes and Terpene Phenolics


  7. Resins Selection
  8. a. Basic resin requirements/considerations
    b. Standard process for evaluating resins
    c. Measurement of compatibility – Cloud Points, Solubility Parameters
    d. Selection Criteria (performance, cost, compatibility)
    e. Examples (waterborne mastic, roof coating, bookbinding HMA…)

  9. Recap & Conclusions

  10. 30 mins Q&A - Interact live with the expert for all your technical help!

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