PRESSURE SENSITIVE ADHESION AND THE GECKSKIN™ TECHNOLOGY

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UMASS – Building Construction Technology Spring 2018 Lecture Series
BUILDING WITH ADHESION: PRESSURE SENSITIVE ADHESION AND THE GECKSKIN™ TECHNOLOGY

Alfred J. Crosby, Professor Polymer Science & Engineering, UMass Amherst

This program is free and open to the public

LUs: 1 HSW (please download, fill out and submit form shown at right)

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.