Jason Clapper, lead research specialist at The 3M Company, was recently announced as the recipient of the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council’s (PSTC) 2019 Carl Dahlquist Award. The award is presented to the PSTC annual technical conference speaker who judges determine demonstrated the best in research relating to adhesive tape technology. The selection covers a range of criteria, including originality and scientific contribution, quality of visuals and presentation quality.

Jason Clapper

The award is named for innovator Carl Dahlquist, who developed the Dahlquist criterion of tack, which determines if the modulus value of a material is low enough to be considered a pressure sensitive adhesive.

Clapper’s presentation “Active on Demand and Patternable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives” was made at the PSTC Tech 42 seminar, held May 15-17 in Baltimore, Md.

Clapper joined 3M in 2007, where he’s worked in the Corporate Research Materials Laboratories for 10 years, focusing on new materials and technology in the area of soft materials and adhesives. He has over 20 issued U.S. patents for his work in the field.

Clapper received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Montana State University in 2003. In 2007 he earned a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in the same field, with a specialization in polymer chemistry and photopolymerization.

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