I’m stating the obvious here, I know, but the pandemic put the brakes on nearly all in-person trade shows during the past 14 months. There were certainly some innovative attempts at holding “virtual” trade shows and conferences, but I’m old school. I think nothing beats going to a show looking at new materials, machinery, talking with the technical and sales folks, and generating new ideas. From July 13-15, 2021 the Foam Expo and Adhesives and Bonding Expo will take place at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. It is the premier event for “tape nerds” like me, and my fellow industry colleagues.