Thermosets: Chemistry, Characterization, Properties (Short Course)




Wednesday November 7, 2012

7:30 am       Registration opens, continental breakfast
8:30 am       Introductory remarks
8:35 am       Introduction to Thermosets – Gotro
9:30 am       Introduction to Thermoset Cure Chemistry - Gotro
10:30 am     Break
11:00 am     Gelation, Vitrification and Introduction to Cure Kinetics - Prime
11:45 am      DSC of Thermosets- Prime
12:30 pm     Attendees introduce themselves followed by lunch
1:45 pm       TGA of Thermosets - Prime
2:30 pm      TMA of Thermosets - Prime
3:00 pm      Break
3:30 pm      DMA of Thermosets - Gotro
4:30 pm      Problem Solving Session
5:00 pm      Discussion of Problem, Wrap-up

Thursday November 8, 2012

8:00 am      Continental breakfast
8:30 am      Advanced Cure Kinetics - Prime
9:30 am      Advanced Thermal Curing Chemistry - Gotro
10:30 am    Break
11:00 am     Advanced Thermal Analysis (MTDSC, TGA-MS, TGA-FTIR) - Prime
12:00 pm    Lunch
1:00 pm      Dielectric Analysis of Thermosets - Gotro
2:00 pm      Introduction to Rheology - Gotro
3:00 pm      Problem Solving Session
3:30 pm      Instrument Demonstration, Wine and Cheese
5:00 pm      Conclusion

Friday November 9, 2012

8:00 am      Continental breakfast
8:30 am      Discussion of Thursday’s Problem
9:00 am      Rheology of Thermosets -Gotro
10:00 am    Break
10:30 am    Rheology of Adhesives and Coatings - Gotro
11:30 am     Advanced UV Curing Chemistry - Gotro
12:30 pm    Lunch
1:30 pm      UV Curing by Thermal Analysis - Prime
2:15 pm      UV Adhesives and Coatings - Gotro
3:00 pm      Problem Solving Session, Break
3:45 pm      Discussion of Problem, Other Questions and Final Wrap-up
4:30 pm      Conclusion

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Cancellations by you: allowed until October 12 - you will receive a refund minus a fixed $50 administrative cancellation fee. You must cancel in writing or e-mail and have a verifiable acknowledgment from us that you have cancelled in time. No cancellations allowed after June 16. Registrants who fail to attend and who did not cancel in time will not receive a refund. If you personally cannot attend, another attendee from your organization may substitute (by arrangement only; contact David Olmeijer).

Cancellations by us: in the unlikely event that not enough registrations are obtained, the class will be cancelled. If this happens, you will be notified by October 12 and you will receive a full refund.

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