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ASC announces webinars for April through June 2009.

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March 17, 2009 - Conducted via audio teleconference and Internet, ASC Webinars will include Fundamentals of Structural Sealant Glazing, which will provide basic understanding of use of silicone sealants for structural sealant glazing. Bonding Dissimilar Materials webinar will discuss surface preparation, adhesive types, and both joint design and process considerations. Bonding Difficult Substrates will focus mostly on surface preparation techniques in combination with select adhesives.

ASC Webinars April - June 2009


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The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc.
7101 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 990
Bethesda, MD, 20814
USA



Press release date: March 13, 2009

ASC webinars are interactive seminars conducted via audio teleconference and the Internet. They are hosted by industry experts and cover a variety of industry topics. Webinars are convenient, affordable continuing education for busy professionals. They are a great way to advance your knowledge without the hassle and expense of travel. And now, thanks to new lower pricing, they're an even better value! Check out all the details at http://www.ascouncil.org/industry/Webinars/.

Here are the ASC Webinars scheduled for April through June 2009.

FUNDAMENTALS OF STRUCTURAL SEALANT GLAZING
In partnership with the Sealant, Waterproofing & Restoration Institute
Dave Kimball, Dow Corning

Webinar Description:
This presentation provides a basic understanding of the use of silicone sealants for structural sealant glazing (SSG). Mr. Kimball will discuss the process of adhering glass and panels to a metal framing system using as structural quality silicone sealant. Specific information will also be included on architectural design issues and questions, establishing a criterion for an SSG system, compatibility testing, installation quality control, post construction and remedial work considerations.

About the Speaker:
Mr. Kimball began his 29-year career at Dow Corning Corporation in Midland, Michigan, and has spent the last 21 of those years in the world of sealants. He spent eight years in Dow Corning's Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Sealants Manufacturing Plant primarily in Quality and Technology Development roles. Then he moved to Northern California in a Technical Service Specialist position for Construction Products in the Western Region. In 2003, Mr. Kimball returned to Midland in a Senior Technical Service Specialist Role. In March 2007, he moved again...this time to Houston, Texas, to assume his current position of Field Application Technical Specialist, which includes technical service responsibility for Mexico, Central American and South America.

BONDING DISSIMILAR MATERIALS
In partnership with Edison Welding Institute
Dr. George Ritter, EWI

Webinar Description:
Adhesive bonding is commonly the method of choice to bond differing materials. This course will present a template for choosing a pathway to successful applications. Surface preparation, adhesive types, joint design considerations, and process considerations will be discussed. This course is directed at those who are faced with the challenge of bonding dissimilar materials.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Ritter specializes in adhesives bonding systems and processes, relating to applications in the automotive, aerospace, general industrial, electronics and medical industries. Having over 25 years' experience in industrial product R&D, he has presented papers at several industrial symposia and regularly leads industrial training forums in adhesives, polymeric materials, formulation, and composite materials. Dr. Ritter holds nine U.S. patents in areas of ceramics, high performance materials, adhesive materials and combining adhesives with welding processes. His current focus is on composites-to-metals bonding with adhesives, weld bonding of metal structures, and marine applications of structural adhesives.

BONDING DIFFICULT SUBSTRATES
In partnership with Edison Welding Institute
Dr. George Ritter, EWI

Webinar Description:
Some metals and plastics are difficult to bond. This course will focus mostly on surface preparation techniques in combination with select adhesives to improve the reliability of combining low surface energy or inert materials. Information on best practices in joint design will also be covered. Those anticipating using adhesives to bond special combinations of metals, plastics, or both will find this course indispensible and highly practical.
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